So we have made a perfect score in all 10 days of competition. (prologue and nine stages). Today was a perfect day humming along at 38 MPH on flat straight roads. Bike has never run so good! I was thrilled as I watched the odometer tip over to 100 miles. Looking forward to lunch 20 miles down the road.
Then at mile 114 the engine quit. Drifted over to road side to assess the situation. Traced all wires and checked continuity and voltage. To no avail. So I gave in to load the bike up on the trailer.
I was able to celebrate 114 miles of great riding today! After this mishap we stopped at a gas station and I caught up with Rebecca.
I was all smiles because of what I had accomplished so far. Before the day was over more bikes joined me.
Once back at the hotel we discovered the issue in 5 minutes. A broken exhaust valve.
So we replaced the valve and are running!
Tomorrow is another day. And I’ll have a little different perspective. One mile at a time.