Sunday, April 18, 2010
Day 2 | PA & Mechanicals
Farewells to mom, Jim and Jeremy outside the Stockton Inn this AM, then entered PA via Lambertville/New Hope. I've fond memories of this area - autumn bike rides and the summer Shad festival. Beautiful ride through Bucks County; rolling hills, blue skys, red buds and daffodils in bloom, and many lovely homes. Met a few bikers along the Schuylkill bike trail, a few guys heading to a race and Fred Brown, who no longer mountain bikes due to a back injury. Had what I thought was a minor mechanical in Valley Forge Park, a broken chain. Problem is, the link on the chain appeared to have broken when it somehow collided with the front deraillure, bending the deraillure in the process and rendering 2/3 of my gears inoperable. Luckily there was a bike shop a few miles away...so her I sit, updating my blog while Pheonix Bike Shop hopefully fix my ride.