The day before the LAST DAY

I’m writing this in Ivany Cove, it’s 6:00am on the last day of the ride.

On Tuesday I discovered my frame broke near the rear wheel. My handlebars wobbled rapidly from side to side for a couple of days and I didn’t know what the cause was. I picked the back of the bike up and let it slam on the ground and it bounced weirdly. I don’t have a picture of it, but it’s a bad place to have the frame break. I took it to a welder in the morning on Tuesday:

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I also noticed my back tire was shedding its first layer of rubber, and I had to get a replacement. None of the 3 shops I checked had a 700x32c tire, so I opted for a 30c. I was lucky: the tire was ordered for another customer who didn’t pick it up.

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Yum yum:

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I met Toru on the road Wednesday night and again Thursday morning. He is from Japan and worked in Winnipeg for 3 months before leaving for his bike trip east across Canada. He has a huge amount of stuff! I was behind him going down a hill going around 50km and was impressed by how stable his bike was!

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I don’t see many children in Newfoundland:

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About Ben Last

Riding across North America by bicycle to raise money for the River Woods housing co-op after a fire on May 7th, 2015 destroyed homes for 26 families.
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One Response to The day before the LAST DAY

  1. Donna says:

    Does it seem hard to believe that you have done this amazing ride from the west coast to the east coast?

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