Jeff, the owner of Los Olmos Cabins had recommend Alma's Cafe just 5 miles down the road. I had no intention in stopping as the last thing I needed was more food. But, it was so damn cold I pulled in to wait for the sun to get a little higher. It was a great little cafe. The "table" was there with the regulars. Lori Fauct is the chef/owner. Robin is the waitress/cashier. I lingered over breakfast listening to all the local goings on. Lori's husband, setting at the "table", told me that there had been light ice on his sprinklers this morning. It finally came time to move on. Thank you all for a fun morning.
We crossed into Arizona and into the town of Alpine. The ride, though chilly had not been too bad. We had crossed two 9,000 foot passes with no problem and there was not much wind. In Alpine I met a turkey hunter who was dressed like I wanted to be.There was also snow on the mountain.
Eagar we stopped and inquired about a mechanic. They said there was no motorcycle/scooter bike per se, but in Springerville, just down the street, was TD Automotive Inc.
I pulled into TD Automotive and everyone had on Harley T-shirts. I was afraid they would tell me to take my toy bike on down the road, but they welcomed Scoot with open arms and wheeled it into the garage and Cory got on it right away. We looked for a fuel filter but could not find it right off, but he noticed oil in the air filter. He said that at this altitude it could easily be the filter since the air is so thin at 7,000 feet. He cleaned it and took it for a test ride. Seemed to be better but in the winds I could not really tell. I tried to pay Tim the owner, but he refused any money. I tried to pay Cory and he refused any money. So, they are participating in a food drive with the Harley riders in the area so I made donation to the fund. Tim, Cory and Larry are great guys!
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