Monday, June 3, 2013


This is the spot on the beach where the bike wouldn't start.

Let me start by saying that the beach was in terrible shape this week.  The wind coming in from the south had the tide so high that there were tidal pools all over the beach which brought lots of debris with it.  The beach was cut off from the rest of the town beach as the water was up to the levee.

I could not ride the bike along the water's edge on hard sand as I did last month.  So, I tried to ride on soft wet sand and that proved fatal for the 250w bike motor.  I was heartbroken.  I pushed the bike and cart back to my campsite and although the bike can still be ridden like a regular bike it is much too hard to pedal towing the cart.

I knew that I would not be able to receive any assistance from the seller but took a chance and emailed them about what happened.  I was informed that their bike was for street riding only.  I don't think their website states that but I will not bother them again.

Went online to find a replacement motor more powerful than what I have.  There are several different types of kits that are available.  I would not only have to purchase a new motor but a compatible battery pack as well.  That could run me another $500.  Not sure what I am going to do, at this point.  I'll try calling some bike shops to see if they work on electric bikes.  Hopefully, I can find one in New Orleans.  If I can not upgrade the bike I will just go back to rolling my little blue beach cart around and sell the electric bike and doggie cart... and possibly the RV.

And to top my week off I tore a hole in the screen door of the RV while unloading large boxes of crafts.  Oh, and let's not forget about the broken shower hose.   So all in all I had a crappy week.  The bad far outweighed the good.  I think with this run of luck I had better stay indoors for the rest of the summer.

It's far too hot to enjoy camping during the next few months.  Yesterday, the temperature was 105 degrees inside the coach in my driveway.  I had planned to purchase a cover for it and found one at camping world for under $400 - but that will have to wait.  Pretty soon I will have to find a job in order to continue to use the RV.

As you can tell by the tone of this post, I'm really bummed about all this.   

Cha Bu running into the Gulf.

Xi Shi enjoying the beach.

Alone on the beach reading my Coastal Living magazine.



  1. Hang in there. It has to get better.

    1. Hi Nan... Yes, it is getting better a little at a time. It just amazes me that all of this is happening just when I was really having fun. I love riding the bike and pulling the doggies in their little red cart all over the beach. It's rare for me to find something I enjoy that much. I don't want to give it up.

      Thanks for stopping by.