On Sunday's Panache Peloton ride (19 Sep), the Stacey's Road hill claimed it's first mechanical victim – Robyn's chain broke under the strain of the hard push up the hill. Graeme did the noble thing and rode back home to fetch a chain breaker tool, but meanwhile Gadget got onto the job at hand. They say necessity is the mother of all invention. Maybe, but Gadget must be the father. Ever resourceful, he repaired the chain with only nature's abundant gifts (ok, and a tyre lever!). Our photos show Gadget reconnecting the pin with the chain link using two rocks. We were tempted (due to the cold wind) to hold some sticks near the rocks to start a fire to warm us up, but that proved unnecessary, as the job was completed in record time!
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