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About 3 miles down the hill from the Providence Mountains campground, I hear a big "clunk" and feel something dragging

About 3 miles down the hill from the Providence Mountains campground, I hear a big "clunk" and feel something dragging After breaking camp, I leave the Providence Mountains campground and coast down the hill to the desert floor on Essex RoadThumbnailsAt the bottom of the hill, at about 3000 feet, I leave the pavement of Essex RoadAfter breaking camp, I leave the Providence Mountains campground and coast down the hill to the desert floor on Essex RoadThumbnailsAt the bottom of the hill, at about 3000 feet, I leave the pavement of Essex RoadAfter breaking camp, I leave the Providence Mountains campground and coast down the hill to the desert floor on Essex RoadThumbnailsAt the bottom of the hill, at about 3000 feet, I leave the pavement of Essex RoadAfter breaking camp, I leave the Providence Mountains campground and coast down the hill to the desert floor on Essex RoadThumbnailsAt the bottom of the hill, at about 3000 feet, I leave the pavement of Essex RoadAfter breaking camp, I leave the Providence Mountains campground and coast down the hill to the desert floor on Essex RoadThumbnailsAt the bottom of the hill, at about 3000 feet, I leave the pavement of Essex Road

Ooops, the brace holding my bike rack to the back of the seat post just snapped off!

I pull over and calmly remove the broken rack adapter and bolt the rack directly to the bike's braze-ons instead. The rack is now a bit tilted, but it's more structurally sound like this anyway.

Back on the road!