In the last few months, we have been buying a good amount of gear in preparation for this trip. For a while now, backing out would have cost us a bit of already spent money. But If we were to chicken out now, we’d probably never see our bikes again! So, we soldier on….
This weekend, we spent a good amount of time packing up our bikes, and getting as much of the gear that the bikes will have on them, in the boxes, so that the shop in Astoria can build them back up. We’ve been collecting packing materials and boxes for a while now. It’s amazing how the simple fact of putting two bikes in boxes seems so long and stressful. I mean, what’s there to stress about? But it was, and there’s a sense of relief now. We have done our needed tasks, and now it’s up to the Gods of FedEx to deliver—literally. Cue the thunder!
Next time we see those tandems, we’ll be riding them to the beach to dip our rear wheels, as is customary. Travel safe bikes, and see you in about 2 weeks!