Four Days and Counting
Down to the wire as I rush to finalize my kit and begin the tedious process of packing. The challenge is to twofold. First leave nothing behind and second, maximize the amount of stuff that can go in the bike boxes. For those of you that have never traveled with a Fat Bike, it is impossible to get a bike and two wheels into the same box. Thus I have to use two boxes to get everything on the plane.
With airlines being so stingy these days, I try and balance getting all of or most of my kit in the two boxes within the weight limit. The flight I booked allows for one of the boxes to travel free, so I will only have to pay for the second box. I will use my HMG pack to carry gear that I absolutely can't afford to loose. Things like my sleeping bag, cold weather clothes, cycling boots, etc.
As part of my final prep, I have created a new section the site that contains two links. The 'Where Am I' link will take to my satelite tracking page. You can interact with the map by not only seeing my last known position, but also by requesting my current position. This may take a bit to update as it actually sends a message to my device and then a location is returned.
The second link is to a Flickr gallery that I will be updating along with Facebook. While I would prefer to just put images up on this site, the reality is that it is easier for me to bulk upload images to Flickr while on the road. My workflow will include an Ipad Mini, my NEX & DSLR, and the Apple connection kit. Using this kit, I can pull images from the camera's to the Ipad, edit them with Snapspeed and Luminance, and then upload to Flickr, FB, and tweet about them.
Now to go finish packing! I hope you enjoy the journey.