16-05-05 Day 39 Century
Biking the TransAm 2016 Blog
2 Wheels, 6 Months, 1 Adventure
I awoke at 4:00 am as if John was here and couldn’t sleep so I rolled Silver (my bike) into the washing station and cleaned the cassette and chain… and went back to sleep. James came in around 7:30 and I was ready to go.. We talked about the clicking sound and he went about working on the back area with Brandon, helper number one. I want across the street and tried out the local Donut Shop. Delish.
Post cards needed to be caught up with so that took an hour. At 10:30 I told Heather I needed to leave and I would have to live with the click… That’s all it took. James the bike guru started hunting the annoying cllick. He couldn’t find to because the easy up and adjustable head made a lot of creaking noise. “Let’s replace that stuff and then look for the click” Ok… After getting that done, James made short work finding the problem Loose Crank… He cleaned and lubed it up and I was on my way… Thanks Heather and James!!! Team Newton Bike Shop.
It was 1:00 pm and 48 miles to Nickerson. The pedaling was Fantastic… With no wind, the miles flew by. I stopped in Huston and picked up an antibiotic for my rash and possible Lyme disease. I had an in bedded tick back in Berea 19 day ago… Thanks Dawn, Cris, Dr. Mendez, and the Hesston Health Mart Pharmacy for fast service….
At 6:30 pm I arrived at the Sterling intersection. John was camping 4 miles off route and it was 58 miles to the next town. The forecast was for 16 mph winds out of the south so I decided to water up and bike late while there was NO wind…
At 11:30 pm I completed my first CENTURY RIDE and found a great place to camp for the night just out of Larned. KS
Newton to Larned 103.5 miles