Packed and ready

The contents of my now packed panniers and bags were strewn across the bed. The gear made it in, but barely. United Airlines shall not get an additional dime out of me!* Carrying a minimal amount of gear for two weeks of one’s life is an interesting exercise in, well… minimalism. Makes you wonder whether we need more stuff than we can carry on a bike?

More to come from PDX tomorrow… the goblin gets some new tires, a rack and a solid ride from yours truly so I can make some adjustments prior to the big Tour de Pacific!

Reminder, if you care… check out the tour map page starting Thursday or my Twitter feed to keep up with the nonsense.


*Yes, this is some form of cry for help masked in anti-airline baggage fee bravado. I honestly can’t figure out why I’m so steadfast on this position…