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07-10-2010, 08:51 PM
The Mundane and The Magic
Joined: Mar 2009
We were up bright and early at 6 for coffee in the lounge. In spite of that, we got out on in the trail just after 8:30.
Then it was off on the trail, with a break around 11.
Shortly after we got back to riding, this happens.
Tavis had ran over a big staple yesterday evening and had patched his tube at the motel. Apparently the tire had slowly been leaking. We took out the tube and couldn't find any leaks so we put it all back together while this little lizard came running through the grass next to us. And the armadillo roadkill count is up to 4.
After we put it back together and started off again it wasn't long before we were stopping again for a different fix...
From there we were able to make it to Beebe, AR and Arkansas Wings Cycle Center. After a very long time with the tire, they seemed to think it was glass shards in the tube making it go flat. Anyway, great service and some really great guys. Also, if you get a chance, have some BBQ at Hog Heaven down the road.
After Tavis' bike was back together we started to get going again as a singular storm settled over the city of Beebe. As we left the city limits we got to see this.
9 miles later we figured it was too late to get to Sam's destination so we turned around.
Arkansas will continue in the morning.
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