Then about 1/4 mile down the road John breaks a spoke. I looked at my crank and notice the cap is missing. It looks like there is a crack. I guess its time to find a bike shop on a Sunday.
Call the shop in Crescent City and some answers. She says they're no longer in business but gives me a number to call for the original owner, Randy. Randy says he's off to a meeting and doesn't work on Sunday; but could sell us parts at 4PM.
Initially we're disappointed we're going to miss a great tailwind; but probably safest to fix problems rather than attempt the upcoming pass. So here we wait in Crescent City.