This morning’s trip to REI resulted, rather unexpectedly, in acquisition of a pair of Keen cycling sandals (Keen’s waterproof shoes are a favorite) and a Yakima rack for my bikes. This was all in preparation for next Monday-ish, when I’m planning to head out* for Heather’s Walkabout II: Ridin’ and Sangin’ in Montana.
I’ll be spending my summer with the publications department of the Adventure Cycling Association, being the awesomest intern in all of Montana. When I’m not on the job, I’ll either be riding my bike, taking Atticus to the enormous park with a creek next door or climbing the mountain across the street(!), researching for my thesis-like project report for my graduate program, or something else that will send me hurling toward nirvana.
*=For those of you playing the home game: less than 48 hours ago I left Vancouver BC for Portland OR, where I stuck almost everything I own in storage about 24 hours ago. The past few weeks have been hectic indeed.