Despite herculean efforts we (and I mean the whole blasted scooter community!) weren’t able to source a replacement part for my water pump within the timeframe of the cannonball. So Delta Utah is where my route now really deviates from the rest of the cannonballers. The scooter community amazes me. The Vespa dealer, Scooter Lounge, came down from Provo to meet the group, bring needed parts and supplies, bring folks to help change tires and such. I think he was close to upset as I was that we weren’t able to fine a water pump for me. Even the rebuild would take more time than that. He immediately started helping me with logistics. He had room in his transit van for my scooter and me to go up to Provo. It will be much easier to get things set up from here. Plus, I’m just taking a day to sleep!
Of course I am disappointed to not make it to Eureka, but this has been a fantastic experience. I’ll take time to organize vids and photos and flesh out the tales of the road now. It was a doozy! Do keep tracking some of the other riders, they really are amazing. I’ll ride out this last bit of the cannonball vicariously through them.
transitioning from road rally to regular tourist at Provo hotel
Home sweet home!