Friday, 17 August 2012

Lakes trip is ON!

This afternoon I spent my time cleaning and preparing my bike for the trip. De-greasing the drive train, sorting out the kink in the chain ring and fixing a punctured inner tube (shard of green glass).

It was raining so it felt a bit rushed out in the yard, but I also managed to get some air out of the rear brake line so now it feels a bit more solid and not like I'm squeezing a sponge.

The plan has changed slightly - still the same route and an overnight stay, only now we're staying in Eskdale Youth Hostel which makes our first foray into adventure biking that bit easier. I'll be honest, I'm a bit disappointed we're not camping or staying in a pod as I won't get to try out the cool new lightweight equipment I bought, but it is the first time we've done this so the weight saving is a bonus. I'll talk more about my kit in a future post.

The lack of sleeping equipment means I can take my 20 litre pack instead of the hiking specific 35 litre one I was going to use. I use Springpad quite extensively and for this trip I have a few things noted. This link will show you what I'm taking on this trip. Obviously, Sam has other things like the JetBoil, first aid kit and map, but we'll share them tomorrow (I'll take the first aid kit and the Wayfarer meals he got for us). And again, in a future post, I'll talk about how Springpad is useful for my biking plans.

I'll report back after the weekend and update you all on how it went. But for now, wish us luck!

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