June 12, 2002
Our First Breakdown

I suppose we were kinding of expecting it, but we never knew when it might strike. Now we know. A day after Sean had completed the drive from Eugene to San Francisco, the BootBus has a problem.

Sean's currently stuck in Corte Madera. He heard a pop when he was engaging the clutch and now he can't change gears. Sean actually pushed the bus to get to his appointment.

Figuring that it's probably the clutch cable that needs replacing, Sean is going to have a crack at it himself. We've got the Idiot's guide by John Muir and I'll try and talk him through it over the phone. If that fails, we've got Tom the VW Guy on standby to guide us.

Wish us luck.

BootBus in the Book Passage parking lot

Posted by Chris at June 12, 2002 01:35 PM

So, where is that clown now? Still in Corte Madera?
Somewhere in Northern California? So am I.
I wouldn't mind driving *MY* 1971 bus over and watch him struggle with the repair. I can set up a folding chair and relax while he works. Maybe I can peek into his ice chest and see what cold beverages he has saved for visitors.

Posted by: Joe Ehrlich on June 14, 2002 07:08 PM


I am back in SF, but the bus is not really that well yet - I am gonna drive it back to Eugene, without a clutch. So it will be an adventure.


Posted by: Sean on June 16, 2002 08:43 AM