The Plot Thickens...

I'm afraid the scooter gods might be trying to tell me something. My excellent luck has gone unnoticed by them for too long. It is time for them to settle the score and punish me for thinking I was mighty enough to use the Yumbo 110C for something other than city driving for this long.

This morning, I ran out of gas. Not overly surprising with the .9 gallon tank and that it has happened before, to lesser degrees. Anyway, this morning, I was about half a mile outside of Gold Beach, OR when the telltale sputter happened. I shifted to neutral to see if I could coast into to town, but no dice. A brisk walk there and back got me ready to put major miles behind me.

Then comes the fishtailing. No, not "fishtaling", like "I swear it was this big." "Fishtailing" like the tail of a fish all over the road. Luckily, it was at relatively low speeds and I was able to get to the side of the road relatively quickly. "What was the cause?", you ask. Well, a flat tire. More specifically, a blown tire. No hope for a patch.

So here I am in Podunk, OR (oh, sorry; that could be almost any town on the Oregon coast ZING! Yachat, OR) with a flat tire. What does one do when one has a flat tire on a motor-driven cycle? Well, I'm trying to figure that out. I'm open to suggestion. The hardware store in the next town up the road says they could have a new tire here by Tuesday. I'm hoping I can do better than that.
Friday May 25 2007File under: road trip, travel

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on Fri 25th May, 2007 06:19 pm PDT Emily said:
It sounds like your super-fun adventure has taken a downturn in the last few days, to put it mildly. I have no suggestions. I'm sure you'll come up with something clever're a thinker!
on Fri 25th May, 2007 07:16 pm PDT Sarah said:
Don't worry- I have a funny feeling that there's a girl with a big beefy truck who might come to your rescue. But what's the reward??? :)
on Fri 25th May, 2007 08:43 pm PDT Sweet Julie said:
I am thinkin: 'Now's a good a a time as any to thumb it!'
on Fri 25th May, 2007 09:32 pm PDT Jule said:
Go surfing! and by the way, every Oregon coast town is pronounced EXACTLY like it is spelled. and should be pronounced as loud as possible to surley looking locals. and by the way, Yachats (yah-hots) is plural but there is only one town! go figure.
on Fri 25th May, 2007 09:37 pm PDT MOM said:
I can only suggest those 3 famous words A A A. Or are they 3 famous letters? Anyway, your membership is renewed.
on Fri 25th May, 2007 10:06 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Mom to the rescue!
And Wren, maybe you should get a "yak hat" or two to don on your ride through coastal Oregon.

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