Last day of rest
It has been great for my body to get some much needed rest and pampering, save for the mountain bike ride yesterday. The Fargo is cleaned and ready to go, as is the BOB trailer. I am still searching for a new rear Schwalbe Big Apple tire, but I am sure one will be found soon enough. My belly is full and my clothes are clean. Now it is time to move forward and rejoin the trail as I push north to Vancouver.
All rest is good rest, but when you live your life on the road, rest becomes restless and the need to move becomes stronger than the desire to sit. I have effectively reached that point and am mentally and phycially ready to start the next leg of the journey. Now it is time to move forward and rejoin the trail as I push north towards Vancouver. This leg will be different in many ways, travelling though high population centers and dealing with cold and rain. Rain will be a big challenge since the last 84 days of travel saw only 2.5 days of precipitation. I will have to adjust my riding kit slightly to account for the impending moisture, but nothing to serious needs to change. I lost a glove the other day, and I need to add some rain pants, but otherwise my trusty gore-tex jacket should suffice. For this leg of the journey I have gone ultralight, giving up my solo tent in favor of my trusty bivy and tarp. Time will tell if this is a good move, and it is something I am going to document in detail since shelter choice v. weight is such a big issue when travelling for prolonged periods.
The journey picks up again on Monday, thanks for following along!