I have been trying to write a wonderful closing speech and decided to heck with that. Simply-
I have to share this email, as I receive many like this from cyclist I have met on adventure, too. I find it wonderful, despite, being the guy using what he has and just "going that way" .... (i lost my thought)
"Wilson, It is so good to hear from you. I Don't know if I told you before but I learned so much from you. When I traveled N. Dakota, Minnesota, and part of Wisconsin by myself I decided to go off route many times and just follow my curiosity and interests. It made the adventure even better. You inspired me to listen to my gut. It made me confident even when at times it didn't work out, something unexpected happened and it was great. I would say to myself 'What would Wilson do' and then go with my instincts. I loved traveling with just a regular road map. Take care and we look forward to seeing Polo and you somewhere down the road.
Pete and Mona"
I still have yet to shave or cut my hair. We will be riding back out to OC this weekend for H2O. See those of you who are going there.
POlo and some of his old friends
This wrestling went on for a long time.
We will be going back out West in Spring to ride the Great Divide Trail, South to North. Which ought to put us in the Northwest for Summer 2013. Until then, back to building and getting some club racing in.
responsibility is not an excuse
I bet your couch feels really weird after all that time in the saddle! cheers!
· ·we're only gonna die for our own arrogance that's why we might as well take our time...
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· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to Ø
**For those who do not have FB, We are going to be taking the C&O canal trail on Thanksgiving morning to Pitts, then NY again. For the spring we will be doing the Divide Trail from Mexico to Canada.
Yes I have. Kona makes a one. The only real issue is I already have a more then capable bike. I would still be at square one with gearing and personal preference in comfort. I am considering a Surly trailer as I still want to remove gear and blast around when we are in an area for extended time. Those bikes would be nightmare in an emergency, off road, narrow passages, and lead to picking up pointless items to carry.
Getting ready to head out again. This time some changes (these bags are junk - do not buy them). I moved the weight up front for 2 reasons: Polo is getting a trailer and playing with balance.
A few days ago Polo dislocated his hip, and I could not get it to pop back in. This made me realize this time around I would not let him ride in the milk crate. Trailer it is. I had not realized how many trailers lack suspension or ground clearance. There are so many crap trailers with plastic/composite rim sets.
Looking at the BOB with suspension, it seems narrow and clears the ground well. Other then that I have search CL and found some animal specific ones but they are tall and wide for larger animals. The kid ones offer little support in the bottoms. If you have any ideas let me know. I wish Qdubs was here so we could just make one.