After we parted we went across the street and picked up a movie...meant no rush hour traffic for us. We saw Dinner for Schmucks...funny and quirky if a bit predictable. Then we headed back to the campground and Stu loaded the bike so we could get an early start today.
We managed to get on the road before 10:30 (yes, 10:28 IS before 10:30) and headed up I-71 to I-70. One stop at Flying J for fuel and coffee, a couple of quick pit stops and then we saw a sign for Cabela's. Our Next Exit book told us that there was also a Super Wal-Mart at this exit. Definitely time for a stretch so we exited.
Spent maybe a 90 minutes in Cabela's...we both got new sneakers (yes, I'm showing my age but they will always be sneakers to me...LOL!). We checked out the camping gear and clothes. Nothing else exciting but loved the animal displays.
We walked across the huge parking lot and we both noticed that KaZy seemed to be heavily leaning to one side. Sure enough, after inspection Stu found out that a shackle on that side had broken, thrown a shock off (no idea where it is), put the frame leaning down on the brake line which in turn burned up our pad and went into the rotor.
A quick call to Mor-Ryde and we found out that we can get the new improved shackles sent to us very quickly. BUT we are outside Wheeling, WV and really don't want to drive the rig in this condition (another 400+ miles to go).
So he found a local shop that can install a generic (i.e. temporary) shackle tomorrow. He will order the ones from Mor-Ryde and while we are parked in MD for a month, he will install them and fix the brakes. We'll get the shop to inspect the whole situation tomorrow to be sure nothing worse has been done.
Never a dull moment!!!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu