I really don’t like those little grooves on the side of the roads! I was on a road, riding downhill between the grooves and the grass when one of the trailer wheels caught on the grass and bounced a little bit into the grooves. Then it swerved back over to the grass, then back to the grooves and long story short, I was fish tailing at a fast speed and couldn’t slow down fast enough and ended up sliding down the pavement for a few feet.
I’m glad I have extra jeans to wear because i’m singing that tune “I’ve got a couple dents in my fender, a couple of rips in my jeans”…..
I slid on the one saddle bags enough that its ripped almost to the bottom and my hitch broke. I would have gotten a couple more photos, but my battery wouldn’t charge all day yesterday.
I wasn’t exactly sure where I was so I just kept going down the road. When I found a gas station, I put a couple of straps around my saddle bag to hold it together and zip ties around the hitch to keep it from coming completely apart. I needed to find a welder that could help me out.
I made it to Cottageville, SC by the end of the day. I walked a lot because my knee was a bit sore and my hand and shoulder hurt. I think the dirt is ground into my hand because I’ve washed it several times and it doesn’t seem to want to come out.
There isn’t much here, a couple of gas stations, a Dollar General and a Family Dollar, A police station/town hall/library, a park and a few churches. Its mostly a residential area. The people seem to be very nice and I have found their “old fart club” at one of the gas stations this morning.
One of them boasted that this is where they solved all the worlds problems and I said oh yea? You haven’t solved mine! I need a free welder, lol. I was mostly joking even though it was true. And he pointed at another guy at the table and said right there.
His name is Danny Lee Reeves.
He was happy to help me out.
I will be sewing my saddle bag as soon as I leave the library. I’m not the best seamstress, but I think I can sew it enough to keep everything in it. I learned to double stitch so it stays together.
While in Summerville, I almost got hit by an owl swooping down after a rat.
I wish this phone got better night shots, but at least I was able to get some kind of picture of it.
And the frog. He sat next to me last night eating little bugs and mosquitoes. I think frogs can be pretty cool even though they are pretty ugly in a very cute way.
And one place called Goose Creek had a private community that had a cute pavilion and kids playhouse.
Other than that, it really was a beautiful ride through the last couple of towns. There were lakes on both side scatter all through the woods, lots of shade and until I crossed the county line there was a decent sized road shoulder/sidewalk.
One of the guys in the old fart club suggested I take hwy 21 rather than 17A saying it would be less busy. I will look at the map today and decide.
Next stop will be Walterboro.
That’s all for now.
For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. James 3:2