Thursday, March 17, 2011

Its been a while

Hi all. I have been really busy the past few weeks, and had nothing to report. I have been riding in everyday since last Monday. The weird late winter weather finally subsided, and now we are into some major spring showers. Rain, rain, rain. Every morning I have been riding in with full rain gear. Its been pouring. I can't complain though, at least I am safe and comfortable. It feels really good to be out and getting into a routine again,

I ordered a pair of Ortlieb panniers the other day. They are fully waterproof, and will make the commute better, no stuffing things into dry bags. I did manage to fit all my work clothes into a compression bag on Monday. It was amazing. A pair of Carhartt overalls, a long sleeve waffle shirt, a t-shirt, a pair of shorts and a pair of underwear. Compression sacks are amazing. Waterproof and you can push almost all the air out of whatever is packed in it. I highly recommend them to anyone for touring, commuting, or for hiking.

I suffered my first flat tire on my Devinchi yesterday. I had been really lucky, with almost 2000k on the bike now. These damn tough roads in Dodge. I was almost home, so I just had to walk a short distance to get there. I sure wish I will see the day when Cumberland has proper shoulders on the roads leading into and out of town. It really sucks, and the sides of the asphalt are full of potholes. It can be quite a challenge to get around, with cars and dump trucks passing by. I am sure it would convince more people to commute if it was safer.

Well thats it for today, have a good weekend.

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