Yet another…..One never knows how things may go!
As you may recall, Son in Law Shawn gave me a very thoughtful gift before I left on this big adventure. A “Bear” knife 🤗😳
As stated previously, based on its size, and my knife fighting skills, I do not think it was actually meant to, nor could, harm a bear.
But, perhaps help put the bear victim out of misery should a bear attack be imminent?
Anyway, it has been a good reminder of bear safety and kinda cool to carry around.
I must say, I have developed a bit more swagger with it now since we never encountered bears and have been clear of bear territory for several weeks. WHEW!
And just when you think you, thankfully, won’t be needing that piece of equipment….
Well, I wonder who that could be? Opportunity???😁😂
The Scene for Opportunity’s success:
So, after a 60 mile very hilly and long day we arrived at our last “Bush Camp” (code for no facilities….just one drop toilet….shared by all) on Tuesday.
Occasionally, one of the first stops for riders after such a day is a visit to the facilities.😬
To our chagrin, consternation?….no, horror! We encountered this situation…..
Yep, our only toilet option is locked up with no one in sight with a key.
On this particular day we had beaten the support vehicles to camp and assumed they would have made arrangements for toilet access so we “patiently” awaited their arrival.
Well, the look on their faces was disturbing, to say the least, as they realized that there was no key and the place was deserted.
The staff started making emergency arrangements by beginning to erect a temporary “tent potty” (just keeps getting better!)
Wilbert and James beginning to construct a “Crappier Crapper” in a small tent. 😳
Years and years of working with my “MacGyver” father (fixed anything somehow) paid off as I ambled over to the scene of the ensuing debacle….Bear Knife in hand.
Within minutes I had jimmied the door open with my trusty knife and given it the Watergate Duct Tape treatment.
The camp went up in cheers of relief and joy 📣🎉🎈with the opening of the drop toilet (talk about desperation)!
Being hailed as the camp crapper savior seemed a little awkward 😬😂
But, King of Crap is better than nothing!
Resume update coming soon!
Blaze and The Knife 🔪
3 thoughts on “The Scene. Part 4: Blaze and The Bear Knife win Battle of No Potty!”
A hero with a butter knife. Nice. The experience certainly turned out to be quite a bummer.
The knife deserves to be framed, it’s served you well, and can continue its value as a reminder to you to never sign on for another cross country bike ride again!
However, your commentary has been so enjoyable for the rest of us! 😝
Maybe you can put it all together in an essay!?
Be safe! Enjoy the ending and the home coming!
The knife and I are definitely ready to come home!! Been quite the adventure.