Are you folks ready for another expedition? Pup and man are out to do it all over again. This time much wiser. There are some changes made to our trusty bicycle you all granted us with, who is known as "Ours".
First we streamlined the overall appearance of the bike. No items hanging off the side. Still 2 bags and same other crap. One bag holds dog food and my clothing. The other stores the tent and sleeper. The handle bar bag will keep current map and snacks. We have installed a Surly “Nice" front rack using 5 supporting points. All gear is being carried up front. I figure my and pup weight on the back out to make a great front to rear balance this way. The front wheel is replaced with Peter White help. Son 28 dynamo hub in black, Velocity Dyad rim in black, and Wheelsmith 14 gauge spoke in silver. If the firm allowed a 29er tire would be awesome. A Rohloff was figured for the rear but required a guide pulley. It just looked out of place on the Trek.
We are dealing with some chain stretch currently, but the plan is dirt, snow, and rain. Just doesn't make sense to filthy up a new set.
The ultimate goal is Alaska by July of August. Until then the long way around. Leaving from D.C. heading north on the C&O trail to the Allegany Pass into Pittsburgh. From Pittsburgh on the Underground Railroad route spur to Erie. From there we will be going back to good ole Buffalo for a winter spill to test out living up there. Then had back South following the Underground Railroad route to Mobile, Alabama. There will be a long stay there to take in all the NASCAR museums. Somewhere in there is odd things for strange change.... lol.
If you have followed any of the previous outings, then you know nothing is a straight line or timely. We just wing around. I still have the crap camera phone from the original trip..... Don't worry, not using it. Currently waiting on the new lights to arrive and if we go. This Sunday is launch day. I will post some links of the route I'm referring to in a bit.
Still can be reached at 3012002193 or [email protected] or just Google "teamdarb"
...I find cool stuff linked to that search all the time.
Yes, I wear Patagonia base layers.
He wears Polo fur and more.