We’re getting ready to head out on our Pacific Coast Bike tour. We still have lots to do to get ready for the trip but we’re slowly making progress. Gear is piled up around the house, the new tent has been seam sealed and we’re slowly checking items off our to-do list. Even if we have to stay up all night, we’ll eventually get everything done and be ready to roll out-of-town. Departure may be a few days later than we planned, but that’s OK.
Tim has been making more beer can stoves in hopes of finding the perfect design. They’re awesome little lightweight stoves, burn alcohol instead of gas and are perfect for bike touring. He made a few new ones this week and tested them in the kitchen. Why go outside or out to the garage when you have fireproof counters?
Go ahead, Tim, just light it up and create some open flames in the kitchen, Anne won’t care.
We haven’t decided if we’ll blog along the way. Since we’re riding two tandems this year instead of the tandem, Big Dummy and kid-bike combination like last summer, we’ll have limited space. We’re not sure if the laptop is on the approved packing list. Truth be told, I don’t know if I want to be connected during the tour, I’m looking forward to disconnecting and checking out for a bit. But Tim may not agree. If nothing else, he will most likely tweet and we’ll definitely post photos to Flickr along the way.
I do know, we’re all looking forward getting out-of-town and experiencing some adventure and challenge. The kids are even getting a little bit excited!