So I took one final day off before pushing ahead full steam to get home. Among other endeavors, I cleaned and tuned up my bike. After a thorough inspection, I’ve found a few odd cracks in my RIM. Back rim. One side has several cracks near the spoke on about a third of the spokes. Not sure how. Spokes too tight? Tires too inflated? Just a lot of bumps and a lot of weight over a couple thousand miles? Defective rim? Not sure but I’m pushing on, hoping to get home before anything further comes about.
This is where u can help. Apparently I have quite a readership, which is great, so maybe some of you can get active and give me some advice. I’ve included a photo below. Look at the white cracked area just above the spoke. If you have any idea or experience what may cause this, how much worse it can get, and-most importantly-if I need to be concerned over the next eight days about this, please comment here or email me. Much appreciated.