Travel overland whether by motorcycle or other means inevitably brings about challenges. Some of the fun of this type of travel is surmounting these challenges and solving problems. These things can be as trip-interrupting as a broken leg or as minor as a lost pair of glasses. But here in Salta while unloading my bike the crown of the street combined with my shorter and hobbled together kick-stand presented the latest challenge for this motorcycle traveler.
As my bike sat precariously balanced near the curb outside the hotel, a slight push as I dismounted caused the bike to topple over land land on the street. All is still okay, but I’m sad to say that my Jesse bag took the brunt of the force as the bike slowly fell onto the road. At first glance it just appeared that the aluminum bent a bit. But while filling gas on the way to Cafayate I notice that my problem was bigger than originally thought.
It seems the weld in the Jesse box was stressed and split. Now my Jesse bag is compromised, I just hope that I will be able to find a someone with the skill and equipment to re-weld the box. Or I will have to straighten in out and try to seal it with epoxy. Cafayate is very small town. So once again, the challenge to solve a problem will keep me busy and delay my visit to the bodegas (vineyards/wineries) of Cafayate.