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I keep day-dreaming about taking some extended time off work and doing a long bike tour.

Picking up a new touring/backup commuting bike this weekend nearly a year before I had planned on it. My FatBike developed a nasty crack in the frame and replacement fat bike frames are just too expensive vs a new bike right now.

New bike is a 64cm Surly Disc Trucker. Hoping the steel frame lasts longer than the Alu frame on the fattie did (3 years/5500 miles). Kinda excited.

Been Vaccinated, wore full PPE at work all the time, tried to keep safe. Then all the residents got sick. Then I got sick.

I'm back to work now, but I can only imagine how much worse it would have been had I refused to get the vaccine.

I like how this guy finds an adventure in his own backyard. I envy his passion too.

youtube.com/watch?v=rxCghemtjj

Today I learned that some backpackers don't wear backpacks. They use pack goats.

I have this image in my head of hiking around the PNW with a string of little minions behind me carrying my stuff.

packgoats.wordpress.com/

Fact: Africa and South America look like a Tyrannosaurus Rex

Back from vacation. Will post album of photos later on. It was great fun, if a bit exhausting.

Heading out on vacation in the morning. Will be out of contact for two weeks or so.

Route planned is viewable at caltopo.com/m/GGVFM

Downloaded my commutes into a spreadsheet. Just because.

Most of these stats don't surprise me much.

Miles Day: 12.61
Miles Year: 3,278

Elev Gain Day: 764ft
Elev Gain Year: 198,558ft

Average Speed: 14.06 mph
Moving Time: 00:53:55

Finished my of the Hood Canal yesterday. Awesome ride, if a bit hot. 41C yesterday when I got home.

Vacation finally begins. Spending a week on the bicycle camping out. Leaving Wednesday morning.

FIrst two days will be in State Parks. Then across the floating hood canal bridge and into the national forest.

A ver, señor, que me deje pasar la tarde en mi zanja tranquilamente.

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