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This blog is part of a series on a recent bicycle tour across Austria, along the Danube. To read from the beginning, click here.
We really were so lucky. The tour company, Radurlaub, had provided us with 13 hybrid bikes and three ebikes for our group, but not one tool. A few of us had Allen wrenches, but no one had so much as a patch kit or a spare tire. In eight days of riding, we somehow didn’t need them.
Jacques had a bike that clicked and clacked for the first few days, though. It sounded like the bike was trying to change gears but couldn’t engage. Jacques said it was not problematic to ride, just noisy.
“I can’t be stealthy,” he said. “Everyone knows when I’m coming up behind them.”
In Linz, though, the problem worsened and Jacques diagnosed it as a problem with a bearing in the hub. He wanted a new bike. Radurlaub delivered one to our hotel, and the next day, as we headed on to Ardagger, Jacques was able to quietly sneak up and startle me, as he so loves to do.
All was as it should be.