The Good News… and the Bad News

The good news is that John’s tandem is built and painted – yahoo!!!  Rodgriguez called today to say the bike is ready – almost.  It’s completely welded together and painted.  All they need to do is put all the  components on and they can ship it tomorrow.  YIPPEE!!

But then came the bad news.  They don’t have the gearing John wants – which means ordering it and having to wait for it to arrive.  That means they won’t ship it tomorrow after all.

So – at this point we are hoping the bike arrives around May 30 – if we’re lucky.  Which means, of course, that John and Daryl will be taking off cold.  Granted – it’s a custom bike, so it should fit.  But it’s a scary thought to unpack the bike for the first time up in Prudhoe Bay and hope it works.  Scary indeed…

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About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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3 Responses to The Good News… and the Bad News

  1. Dylan May 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    As my boss likes to say, “What could POSSIBLY go wrong?!” Good luck!

  2. nancy May 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm #

    Yep – absolutely NOTHING could go wrong. After all, we are SuperBikers extradinaire – and nothing could happen to us!! (said with major tongue in cheek…)


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