Well, it seems like I'm the only one to seems to have bike troubles on this trip and I suspect it's because of the weight I'm carrying combined with my style of riding, which is "I'm blasting through the gravel and potholes... yahhhh". About 5 km out of Edmundston, I broke a spoke which caused my wheel to rub against the frame. Thankfully, a couple of the employees at the sports store there stayed 15 minutes past closing to fix my wheel and they also cleaned my cassette for me, which was much appreciated.
About 60 km out from Fredericton, after stopping for lunch, my back wheel started spinning all funny and I just stared at it in disbelief. I'm getting to be quite good at changing tubes now.
In other news, can anyone tell me why it is so cold? When we start off in the mornings, it's about 6 C and we are absolutely frigid right up until noon. It's supposed to rain tomorrow and thunderstorm the day after on our route. I'm hoping and praying that through some miracle, the clouds will avoid us, because rain is generally okay, but with these temperatures, I imagine it'll be... not pleasant. Keep your fingers crossed for us.
Oh yeah, we're at just under 6,500 km. I've been meaning to post a long reflection after we hit 5000 km in Kingston, but haven't had time to put it up yet... it's a long, sappy and emotional piece... the last part of the journey feels surreal because I've wanted to do this cross-Canada bike ride for so long and I can't quite believe that it's almost done... will write more about all that later.
Bedtime for me.
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