I’d forget my head if it weren’t attached!

I am very lucky when if comes to bike commuting.  Even though this has been the year without a winter, it can be damn cold in the morning.  Case in point, today it was 25 degrees outside.  I also like to sleep in as much as possible.  These two combined make it hard to bike to work.

However, since Michelle and I work together, I get to throw the bike on the rack and drive in with her, then ride home. However, with not riding in, sometimes I forget things… Continue reading “I’d forget my head if it weren’t attached!”

Hi I’m Tony and I am an Over-Packer

Here it is, the day before we head south for 8 hours to Crater Lake for the big ride of the year (100 miles to the park and around the lake and back).  I made my run over to REI and picked up the requisite Shot Blocks (Black Cherry of course, WITH caffeine!) I’ve also made the run to the bagel shop to be able and make my breakfast sandwiches the morning of the ride.

I’ve also started the list of items to grab for the bike.  Therein lies the problem.  I HATE leaving stuff behind.  You never know what you might need!  Should I throw in the roll of duct tape?  How many CO2 cylinders should I bring?  Is one spare tube enough?  The small pump?  Tools?  OK it’s a supported ride, but should I bring the camel back?  Extra food “in case”?  Gotta have the swiss army knife!  Camera and batteries…. Continue reading “Hi I’m Tony and I am an Over-Packer”