Buddy Pat Rick sent me a super cool Japanese cyclo-tourist magazine.
Buddy Jon came over yesterday and showed me his light and cheap military surplus bivey and his homemade tarp (made for about $12 and is comparable in weight/quality as the $100+ siltarp version). If you've been on the fence for a bivey, this one is a no brainer -- it's Gortex, it's bigger than the comparably cheap REI version, and it's subsidized by US taxpayers! What's not to love?
Looking at the bikes in the magazine and thinking about Patrick and talking to Jon make me want spring here now.
| Note the use of 26" wheels. And note the mini.|
Lovely. Note that this image is up side down.
Note my extreme laziness.
Given the snow at elevation in the Colville Nat'l Forest neighborhood, such dreams will remain dreams for quite some time unfortunately.
Liza leads the Pats down old 395 last summer.
In the meantime, Jon wants to try an overnighter at RSP. Why not? We're heading out this Friday night. Likely land by 8 or so. Home by 7 am. Yep: S12O. At some point, we should contact the boss out at RSP and let them know that their bike camping spots will be occupied this weekend, and to make sure all the rangers get the memo that it's a bike camping spot.