|Except for being paved, it looks pretty good|
Another friend wants me to find him some Old Joe pipe tobacco and it seems now when I travel, I'm looking for specific items to bring back from my trips. A couple of months ago I came back from Israel with two rosaries, a religious icon, some Holy water, a baseball cap, a Tora written in Hebrew, small gifts for two nun friends and a piece of the Western Wall for my daughter.
Last week I had the foresight to start pulling out my bicycle camping gear and I was surprised to find that I had neatly stowed all the equipment in one place. Except for the Thermarest which is stored uninflated under a bed in the basement. I still need to go to MEC to buy some freeze-dried foods like spaghetti and meatballs and go to Starbucks and buy a few packets of their Via instant coffee.
I'll be riding my Schwinn MOAB bike on the trip since it is the lightest MTB that I have. Last night I pulled it down from its hanger in the garage and when I put it up on the repair stand and gave it an initial inspection, I discovered that it needs quite a lot of work to get it ready for the trail.
|The end result of all those preparations! (photo by K.Roy)|