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I re-repair the broken bike rack by reinstalling my improvised brace under the rack, rather than on top of it

I re-repair the broken bike rack by reinstalling my improvised brace under the rack, rather than on top of it Back at the tent, the job that awaits me is re-repairing my broken bike rackThumbnailsI take in the views of the surrounding hills while the sun goes down and I ponder my situation and exit strategyBack at the tent, the job that awaits me is re-repairing my broken bike rackThumbnailsI take in the views of the surrounding hills while the sun goes down and I ponder my situation and exit strategyBack at the tent, the job that awaits me is re-repairing my broken bike rackThumbnailsI take in the views of the surrounding hills while the sun goes down and I ponder my situation and exit strategyBack at the tent, the job that awaits me is re-repairing my broken bike rackThumbnailsI take in the views of the surrounding hills while the sun goes down and I ponder my situation and exit strategyBack at the tent, the job that awaits me is re-repairing my broken bike rackThumbnailsI take in the views of the surrounding hills while the sun goes down and I ponder my situation and exit strategy

The brace on the outside of the broken rack worked for a while, but the rack eventually started rubbing against the wheel again. Having the brace on the underside of the rack should prevent that from happening.

To my surprise, the great folks at Old Man Mountain bicycle racks replaced my broken rack after the trip, even though the damage was my fault from non-stop overloading well beyond the recommended capacity during years and hundreds of miles.