In just 3 days Grace and I are flying off to Quito. It feels a lot more real now that my bike is packed and ready to go.
I have to give a shout out to Spokesman Bicycles in Santa Cruz for all their help over the last year. They helped me spec out the bike originally and I’ve done a number of learning sessions with an awesome mechanic there, Luigi, ending up with today’s packing. I learned so much – bikes have changed a lot in the 20 years I was unicycling. I have the spares I’ll need and confidence to work on it myself. They also are ready to send any part I need to anywhere I need it! Such great service!
Now all I have to do is pack the small mountain of stuff I’ll need the next 6 months into my backpack and the spare spaces in the box!