There was no one at the Rainbow Adult Park when I left, so I could neither thank anyone or find out more info, so it will have to remain a mystery!!
I left behind a book for the next cyclist, and took a bag which I now use on my handlebars to keep my day snacks in. I hit Hungry Hill before twelve, and it was early in my cycling day, so although a tough little climb, it wasn't too bad. Descending into the town of Houston, I located the Tourist Information, and as I cycled up, I spotted another cyclist. Jerome was having problems with his rear wheel. He had had a broken spoke, and the problem had grown until his rim had cracked a little around the spoke holes. I've seen countless numbers of cracked Mavic rims now. It only seems to happen to the Mavic ones as well. This is also exactly what happened to me on my last trip, and why for this trip, I chose a Rigida rim instead of a Mavic rim. Jerome is now having to have a Rigida rim flown out to him. It also made me feel good about using the Bob, which rarely happens!! The theory behind the Bob, is that as there is less weight over therear wheel, the risk of spokes breaqking is reduced, and none of these knock on effects occur. After an hour spent in the town, it was tgime to push on to my destination of Burns Lake. There was a major obstacle in Six Mile Hill, which although the same size as Hungry Hill, was made worse by the blasting sun and humidity. I eventually reached Burns Lake just gone 19.00, and headed down to the municipal campground where camping was free. As I was eating, a big thunderstorm came over the lake. Its always good fun sitting in a tent when a clap of thunder erupts directly overhead. Another day of 120 kms done, and I planned the same for the next day.