This is a weekly post series about me preparing for a bicycle tour. If you want to read from the beginning and didn’t already do so, you can find the posts here: the idea, the planned tour, some of my gear, my packing list, Buttons seat+more gear, planned blog posts while on tour, new fabrics and gear, tent, tenosynovitis, new saddle and grips, bag, pannier, grip covers and new seat for Button
So all is looking well that I finally get to do my tour starting next week, after the thumb-related postponement. 🙂 Nonetheless is my thumb not yet 100%, so I decided to cut a corner of my planned tour and make it a little shorter, so I could do with less kilometer pedaled each day:
I am not sure if Google counts the km traveled by ferry. 😉
I still have to finish the sewing projects I told you about, and I bought some more dry bags at Tchibo this week:
And I tried if all my camping/sleeping stuff would fit in the big Ortlieb dry bag, just because it makes sense to me to keep tent, sleeping bag + pad, pillow, lights all in one place. Since you only need them at the same time once a day. Let’s see if I will stay with it this way.
I am really excited to have the opportunity to finally do this and am also very nervous about it. 😉 Of course, I will pack my splint and some other things just in case my thumb decides to get worse on tour, but I am hopeful something totally different will be good for it.
Any tips, ideas, and suggestions are welcome as always, same as wishes for the content of my daily blog posts while on tour.
keep exploring and smiling