My poor Kia is out of service, possibly for good. The timing belt broke this morning and some pretty serious engine damage came out of it. I could repair or replace the engine, but the rest of the car isn’t worth it.
The timing (no pun intended) of this was actually pretty good. Had it happened earlier in the morning, it could have meant Kristy missing her flight (I drove her to the airport). If it waited until this Sunday, I could have been stranded somewhere between here and Michigan.
Although I’m looking around for a cheap replacement car, this could be a great opportunity to ride more.
I normally drive to get dog food and cat litter because I get large quantities from 12 miles away. Today, I had to get a smaller bag of dog food of a different brand, so that I could get it here in town, and so I could haul it on my bike. 20 lbs of dog food and 14 lbs of cat litter definitely affected the handling of the bike, but I made it home safe.