Looks like a nice ride. That road along the creek reminded me of the old MN&A RR line I was riding the other day.
I hate having issues like that starting out a ride. I had an issue with Safteyfifth one time too. I had the CS sproket loose al its teeth and had to cut the ride short.
I took the wife and kids on a dirt road ride in the Cherokee, we rode the same route I use to get the National Forest when not in a hurry. The Mrs loved the Scenic vistas and the remoteness of the route. I told her if I ever broke down back there I was just plain screwed it was a LOOONNGG walk to the nearest help.
The kids like the creek crossing. They make me back up and hit it a couple more times to see how much water we could spray.
It was a nice afternoon.