Friday, October 8, 2010

33. Bad luck leading to good luck! (01/28/08)

After 4 weeks of waiting and no package (parents sent me motorcycle parts & etc.) I set off to Peru. While I rode all I could think about were the items in the package. As it began to rain I thought about the rainsuit, as I wondered what time it was I thought about the watch, as I oiled worn chain I thought about the new chain. Two hours after leaving my coolant temperature light came on.¨Oh crap!¨ I said to myself as I wondered if this had something to do with the $10 valve adjustment I just had done. Having learned my lesson from Colombia I immeadiately turned back to the nearest major city where I knew I could have my motorcycle fixed (Cuenca).

I opted to have the expensive mechanic in Cuenca fix my bike. His name was Richard and he had previously quoted me $40 for a valve adjustment. After seeing him and explaining the problem the first thing he told me was that the less expenesive mechanic must have made a mistake putting the bike back together. Fortunately, this was not the case, and the leak in the radiator turned out to be from a rock making a whole in the radiator.

Pestimistically, I decided to check while I was waiting to have my radiator fixed and my package had arrived!

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