Some major mile markers for trip preparation are happening here, people! Yesterday, after much painful research & deliberation in an effort to get the best possible tickets (read: cheapest possible), we bought our plane tickets to New Zealand. We’ll be leaving on Dec 28th from Wilmington NC, making connections in Charlotte NC and Sydney Australia, and arrive in Auckland at 2:45pm on Dec 30th. That’s right - two days later!! I bet you’re jealous of that nice little agenda.
I also got my front & rear racks on Saturday from my very favorite bike person - Bill Davidson at Elliot Bay Bicycles. I haven’t gone for a ride with the new racks though, because it has been awful awful weather here in Seattle. And I really do not need to hear things from you people about how I will definitely be stuck in weather like this when we’re on the road, etc, etc!
Last weekend, James & I went on another test ride. We went a little over 25 miles. The bikes were perfect, the ride was beautiful, and the only thing that really hurt the next day was my butt. Which is perfectly fine - that’ll go away as I start riding regularly.
In an earlier post I mentioned how non-sexy we are going to be on this trip. Well here are some more pictures to prove it! And please keep in mind, this is really nothing compared to what you’ll be seeing in a few months.