Just got through having the new tire put on. It looks like the inner tube ruptured right where the stem connects to the tube, at least according to the guy that replaced the tire. What would cause that, I have no idea. I was going up a steep grade and facing a very stiff headwind at the time. I had had to downshift to 3rd gear just to make it up the hill. Maybe the load was just too much. Who knows?
Anyway, it started raining lightly while they were working on the bike and a local, who had heard that I was headed up to Chama to take the train ride, told me that it might not be such a good idea to take the bike up there right now. Chama is at 9000 feet elevation. It's already cold enough in Santa Fe as it is. I called the train station and they said there was a 70% chance of snow up there tonight so I decided to cancel my train ride. I'm back at the Super 8 accross the street from the Harley dealership. They're supposed to have more rain tonight and scattered thunderstorms here tomorrow but back to sunny on Monday. I think I may just stay here until then and then head to Flagstaff.
Here's a trivia question for you. Which outfit had the most semi's rolling down I-40 yesterday afternoon? It suprised the hell out of me.