Ooooooo, Knobby

AAA said it couldn't be done. I had resigned myself to bumming rides all the way home (which still isn't completely out of the question). But lo and behold, a town here-to-fore known only for cheese comes to the rescue!

After attempting Julie's idea of thumbing it out of the town of Yacht Hats (what's the deal with not picking up a scrubby forlorn looking fella and his 200 lb bike!?), I tried Ma's idea of AAA. Sho 'nuf, AAA came to my rescue, again. Since I had precisely 100 miles of free towing, that's exactly what I used. They pretty much told me there isn't anywhere on the coast to get a motorcycle tire fixed, so I was on my own. They dropped me off in the parking lot of the Tillamook Les Schwab last night at 9:30 and bid me good luck.

This morning, after thinking I lost my keys (only to discover they were safely placed in plain sight in scoot scoot's ignition in the Les Schwab parking lot) I was feeling pretty down. But after doing some leg work, I found a new (used) tire and some helpful fellows to put it on for me...all for $20!! Granted the tire isn't an exact replacement, but if I ever need to go off-roading, it will be just the ticket! Whatever the case, although I didn't think I would be saying it this soon, it feels good to be back in the saddle again.

Now I'm off to tour the Tillamook cheese factory!
Saturday May 26 2007File under: travel, road trip

Toggle Comments (7)comment?
on Sat 26th May, 2007 12:25 pm PDT Sweet Julie said:
Cheezy man! I LOVE tillamook- and you Love Cheez! Can you get towed another 100 miles on the following day? :)
on Sat 26th May, 2007 01:51 pm PDT Saxtor said:
What does a scooter being towed behind a tow truck look like anyhow? It must be a goofy sight! And please save some cheese for the rest of us!
on Sun 27th May, 2007 09:16 am PDT Siri said:
on Sun 27th May, 2007 09:17 am PDT Siri said:
Sorry, what was the story? All I could read was cheese. . .
on Sun 27th May, 2007 10:00 am PDT Sean said:
The cheese should go good with all your whine (haha get it!?)
on Mon 28th May, 2007 10:16 pm PDT jenelle said:
knobby and cheesey... good to read that things are on the up and up. by the way, i met a juggler from anacortes at folklife this weekend--there's more than one juggler from anacortes? your island is much larger than you lead on, my friend.
on Tue 29th May, 2007 12:34 am PDT Klaus said:
What happen to the plan of having some cute chick pick you up in her truck and take you back into the Seattle area....

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