I got out the house at just before nine, it rained a bit but not too much. I was going up the Exe Valley then along the north coast then Bridgwater, the Somerset levels and back via Taunton
I got to Bridgwater and across most of the levels without any problems, there wasn’t any flooding
Until I got to near Otherly
The road was flooded and I was only 10 miles from Taunton. I had turn around and find another way home. I went via Langport. I eventually got to Taunton and was pounding up the hill past Stonegallow when..my chain snapped.
I was surprised as I’ve been doing lots of chain care and even checking it for stretch with a Park Tool chain wear checker
What seemed to have happened is that the powerlink either snapped or pinged off under load. I’ve never had that before.
Finally, when I got out my tools the chain splitter had a bit missing. The screw part that actually pushes out the link.
So I was stuffed and had to call up a rescue. Fortunately I was only 15km from home at this point
Last, I didn’t even do 100 miles. I had 156km on the clock when the chain went.