just a friendly reminder to get lost ;)
The quest for a new rim in La Paz proved unsuccessful. After spending two week there I had to move on. I rode around town with a name of a welder asking little gandmas on the street where he was by last name. Eventually I saw the sparks and knew I had reached the right place. In my broken Spanish, I explained that I needed my wheel and nut welded to my driveshaft...a repair that has no going back. They agreed so I unhooked the battery and watched them go to work.
That weld pictured was the second one after the first had begun to disintegrate by Loretto. it has held to Guerrero Negro and I have my hope it will stay tight through the 200mi of desolate desert and remainder of trip to USA.
This morning I stopped back in to MotoSpeed to see if he had found a rim. he tracked one down but said to come back at 10am tomorrow and he would cut off my welded wheel and see if this other rim fits. one more day on the beach...could be worse.
Also, Merry Christmas everyone!
he tack welded the nut to the drveshaft and I am riding back to the Playa El Tecolote for xmas. I am ellated. will search for a new wheel on Friday and probably a new tire too.
merry Christmas my friends. the wheels keep rolling.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 69'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.