Yeah. My car broke down. I loaded my the tough little bastard so I could drive back to Boulder. I got in my car and thought to myself, “I hope it starts” which is a common thought that runs through my head when getting in it after not using it for several days. It coughed. I tried again, the cough sounded even worse. I waited like 20 minutes, and no luck. then I tried to jump it. No luck there either. Then I noticed that the starter was smoking. I thought, “Sweet. FIRE FIRE!” Ok, no, I didn’t think that. I had to accept the fact that I was stuck. I got my car towed to the only repair shop in breck. They were really nice there, but told me it would be 70 bucks JUST to diagnose the problem, and then an additional 400 bucks to fix it on top of that if it actually was the starter. My dad and I worked on my car and replaced it back in Dec.
So I reinstated my AAA Plus so it’ll be a free tow back to Boulder in the morning. Unfortunately I’m still out 70 bucks for the diagnostic testing and 50 bucks for my palace of a hotel tonight. 😉 Some of my man friends have offered very nicely to help me work on it for food or a bit of cash. That’ll save me 250 bones. Until then, I’m working in a very nice coffee shop in Breck called Clint’s. I’m going to warranty the part so at least I can afford a cappuccino this week! 🙂 Too bad my legs are totally destroyed or I’d do another big ride today. At least I have my Cannondale Scalpel to commute around town in style. My camera is unfortunately dead, or I would have gotten you pics of the tow truck in action. haha