I’m officially moved out of the Rockford area. Sipping coffee from my handy dandy Ortlieb drip filter and creating today’s to-do list. One week from today I will sitting in a plane flying to Virginia! I’m glad I was able to work in a week at home before I take off. It’s giving me a chance to run though my gear, take care of some neglected paperwork, and visit the family. Plus it’s probably my last chance to spend some time at the house I’ve been calling home for the past 25 years. My parents are moving into the country at the end of the month!
Last meal at the Rockton house. Pumpkin pie filling? Pumpkin pancakes. Tasty.
Nearly all of my belongings have been reduced to fit in a car. Ready to roll. No my car is not pulling that trailer… that would be impressive though.
The first time in a while I haven’t had a house/apartment key on my key ring.
The gear pile is pretty complete. Just getting together a few food items and it will be ready to go. The chair was an impulse buy at REI on my way home. I sat in it to go through my checklist and the thought dawned on me that I might feel like sitting at the end of a long days ride. Sitting on something that is not a bike seat anyways. It folds down pretty compact. Something tells me I wont regret this purchase.
Miscellaneous go pro mounts and chargers. Why cant there be universal charging adapters. One cord to rule them all…
Hoping to get daily training rides in while home. Monday was particularly windy. Good North Dakota training. This photo was right after an incredibly steep hill for Minnesota. Definitely heading back to this one today. I have to admit… *sigh*… had my bike been fully loaded I would have had to push my bike. I almost had to push yesterday (unloaded) but I had extra motivation from a minivan that insisted on slowly creeping behind me rather than passing. I think they found some joy in watching me suffer on the way up. Glad I can help.
Oh coffee. I’m glad we can still be together while on tour.
Last I’ll finish today’s post with my favorite photo of the week. A photo I think illustrates the pure bliss of riding a bike. Here is my sister on her latest purchase. Looks like I’ll have a riding partner for some fall riding the Pacific NW!