Planning (or dreaming of sun)


by Andrew Martin on Jan 03, 2007 at 3:48 PM

What do I think about on rides home like last night? A ride with constant, soaking rain for an hour straight on a road edge filled with debris. Apart from the non-stop thought of “can they see me” I usually find myself day-dreaming about the good rides I have to look forward to.

I’m lucky enough to have a nice long vacation planned to Brisbane, Australia. I’m still working out the logistics of the bike and whether or not I need to buy a travel version, but I’m eagerly counting the days until sun. It makes the wet rides that much more passable.

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gah.. I’ve totally been lusting over those Ritchey breakaways too.  The Ti cross bike is h-o-t.

When (if) I even simplify my collection of bikes, I’m pretty sure I’ll go with just the Ritchey Carbon-Ti breakaway.  A friend of mine has it, and it’s beautiful.  I don’t travel as much as I used to, but to have that option is way too functional.  My best vacations have always involved a bike, so I’m pretty sure a travel bike is in my future.

For all the trips, I’ve been posting on (spain, maui, mazama) I use the Scicon bag and for the most part it’s worked really well. I do overpack it with padding and have had wheels get tweaked and a derailleur hanger bent, but nothing major.