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Goto: 12005-05-22 12005-05-24 1USA

2005-05-23: Pictures10
Distance today: 20.0 km (Accumulated: 21921.0 km)
Country: USA

2005.05.23. [Chaplin; green road sign. on Hwy. 1: "Moose Jaw 81km"] -
[Yellow sign at side of Hwy.1: "11 + 19.63"].(The finish location also
registered with gps. positioning as usual).

20km, 2:01:51h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Total 21880km.

Start: 10:21am.
Finish: 13:17pm.
Time GMT - 8 hours

+16c, almost clear and heavy wind at start.
Same and half overcast at finish.

- Runners flat.. ;-)

10km into today?s stage the front wheel on the baby jogger that I am
pushing started to wobble, making the steering a bit unsafe with the heavy
oncoming traffic on the Trans Canada Highway.

It turned out to be a flat caused by some pieces of the debris of blown
truck tires and the metal wires/insulation inside them which there has
been a lot of on the rough shoulder of the road lately.

I tried my hand at making a quick roadside repair of the inner tube, but
unfortunately there were too many small metal wires that were stuck in the
tire, so I decided to run another 10km with the flat and then find a
finish spot and do a full repair.

The two rear tires are stronger and especially bought for this run, but as
there isn?t as much weight on the front tire I had chosen to settle with
the standard (nylon) tire which comes with the jogger. Not a very good
decision, I realise now while spending the afternoon picking metal wire
out of it.. ;-)



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