I'm biking really really far this summer

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Leaving tomorrow!

Holy Crap I'm so busy. I know I promised you all excel spreadsheets of my stuff and pretty pictures, but I have been so busy this past week my head is going to explode. I made the excel spreadsheet and then my computer crashed on me suddenly, so no excel spreadsheets or pictures for you... yet. I have my bike packed up in a box right now, after having barely just built it up in the first place. I'm just about to do a checklist of all the stuff in my panniers, charge my electronics, tidy my room up for the last time, and then have a party where I will probably be shaving my head. I had a list of things to do 2 pages long and right now its just down to just 8 things to do, thank god!

Next update will be from the west coast!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Thank you RED!

I'd just like to thank everyone from the Real Estate Department again for putting up with me this past year. I know it must have taken a lot of tact and patience! I have very much enjoyed working with all of you and I will miss being with the Bank, and all the neat acronyms associated with it. Anyways, I'll be sure to stop by in Q4 to see whats going on with the TLs and see if the department has fallen apart without me. I hope everyone has a great summer and takes full advantage of the summer students!

Thanks again.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Almost Ready!

I gave notice at my job a while ago. I finish next Friday. I have gathered all my gear. Several hundred dollars, as well as a shopping spree at MEC with my mum later, and I have everything that I can think of that I will need. Maybe even too much! My bike is in the shop getting some final work done on it. I have my flight leaving for Vancouver on June 1st. I have my guidebooks and maps, I have a compass. I have the desire to get out on the road ASAP.

Things to come shortly for your amusement (before I leave for the trip):

Photos of me
Photos of my bike
Photos of my stuff

Various information about me
Various information about my bike
Various information about my stuff

Highlights will include the gram by gram annotation of everything I plan to bring. For instance, my notebook weighs 335 grams. This is verging on unacceptable, but its a nice notebook so I'll stick with it. My mum was trying to convince me to take a cup with me but she was showing me all these crazy double walled stainless steel mugs! At the very most I need a small single walled hard anodzied cup! Do I even need a cup? Well, if I do end up needing one I'm sure there might be one or two opportunities to find one on the way...

PS. If anyone sees any problems with the deisgn of this page or the colours render the text illegible let me know so that I can change it. Thanks! I hope you enjoy following me along my future adventures!