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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Broken Bolt

22 Sherry

Before I reached Chicken King in Hernando, however, there was sudden shift in my bike seat.

I know, I know, months ago I promised I’d learn how to maintain and service my bicycles.  I can install and take off the bike racks from my car, and I can put air in the tires.  I tried to change a tire recently, and I couldn’t even get the tire off the wheel!

It really wasn’t something I could have anticipated, but I was happily biking alongside one of my bicycling friends – she is faster than I, but this day I was flying (for me) at about 15 mph, headed north.  Before I reached Chicken King in Hernando, however, there was sudden shift in my bike seat.  I stopped and looked at my long wheelbase recumbent bike and found a bolt had broken, loosening my seat too much to continue a long ride.  Sadly, I turned back and made my way to the Inverness Bicycle and Fitness shop.  Owner Sherry Bechtel and her mechanic quickly replaced the broken bolt and I was all set.

My group was long gone, so I headed south to Robin’s Country Kitchen, just north of Floral City.  Her biscuits are really tasty.  Being alone, I sat at the counter and chatted with the wait staff and Robin’s husband.  They weren’t crowded, but one of the things I like is that they will fill the tables by introducing strangers to one another if it’s a full house.  It’s always fun to meet new people!

I biked back to my car, passing Al and his Chihuahua Lola on the way.

22 Sherry

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