|What my life is reduced to.|
I still have to ship out three boxes, but then I'm pretty much done.
The orange front panniers arrived yesterday, and I love them, of course. I really wanted orange...whatever it takes to be brightly seen on the road. Now just awaiting my new tent which I hopefully will not have to use too often, but there are some places where it might be necessary, even if it's in someone's back yard.
Since I am calling this place my first official Warm Showers host, even though they aren't with Warm Showers (but are signing up!), I will tell you that my host has purchased a new set of tires for me. They are being put on the bike tonight or tomorrow. I don't know how old the tires are that are currently on the bike, but I do know that I have put over 1300 miles on them, and I just don't know how old they were before that. Not to mention I made a mistake a few weeks ago and ran them through freshly laid asphalt. That was a mess. Oh yeah.
So another sponsor is looking into getting me a yellow Ortlieb rack pack, something I need to keep the tent and the sleeping bag dry. The sleeping bag arrived yesterday and it is oh so light compared to the other monster I had. So much smaller too. The tent weighs less that 3 lbs also. I think it comes in at 2.9 lbs and is orange.
So, I just have to be very strict with what I am taking. I even put my big NASB Bible into storage because the thing just weighed too much for the bike. I am jettisoning things right and left still.
And that's where I'm at. Next week I will take the bike down to the beach and dip the back wheel into the water, then will ride on Saturday, Oct. 18 out to San Gabriel.