Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shake Down Trip

Angela writes:
Thanks everyone who has taken up reading our blog updates. Sorry there's nothing too exciting to report but we haven't left yet!  lol  We did however do a "shake down trip" (I call it the Dress Rehearsal) last Thursday night. We packed both bikes in under an hour and rode up to Squamish to camp in the bush, and make dinner on the new camp stove.  I'm not able to post a photo of this as I accidently deleted the 2 pics I took - I guess this was the most valuable lesson of the dress rehearsal...

During this trip Daryll decided against using his tank panniers to carry our rainsuits and bike covers as the position of these bags prevented airflow on his legs. Instead we've put this stuff in a waterproof bag and fastened it to the top of one of his existing back panniers. I decided to buy a Wolfman X-Carry All and hang it on my handlebars just to make getting at my sunglasses, chapstick and sunscreen a little easier.

This little side trip has just made me want to start the trip now as I am really looking forward to the days of riding. Since we will be homeless in a matter of days our bikes will become our new 'home".  We will lose our internet connection on Aug 28, we will depart for a journey on Aug 30 and we will post an update as soon as we can find internet again after that. Catch you on the trip side!!
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  1. I'm so excited for you guys and can't wait to hear about the travels as you go!! I've already bookmarked the blog.

  2. Thanks for the support. Stay tuned, alot more to follow.

  3. this should be day 1 of your trip!! so excited for you... too bad we did not get to say HI, enjoy the ride:) Alessia

  4. Hi Alessia,
    Sorry, we didn't get to see you before we left. So much going on. We already have a few stories to tell.