It feels like my dog died. My bike & bags are gone.
But this story has a happy ending.
As I’ve hinted, Sarah and I are contemplating a grand bicycle adventure in a few years (2014ish or possibly 2013) and we’ve started the slow process of cleaning out the stuff that has collected over the years (extra camping sleeping mats, duplicate cook sets, etc.). As part of that process, I decided to sell the bicycle and panniers. They were sitting in the garage collecting dust.
The decision turned out to be a good thing. I had a guy from California and another guy from New York battling over the kit. The nutter from New York drove down overnight to pick it up (1600+ miles). He’s planning to do my original intended trip through north America down to the tip of south America. So hopefully, I’ll get to see the battle beast in action over the next year or two. He’s promised to send pictures.
Boo-hoo bikey, good-bye. I hope more adventure awaits!