I wish I could tell you that I am full on busy as far preparations for my trip are concerned. 'Busier' it is, sadly. I honestly have no idea how I am possibly gonna be ready and at the same time, I know I'm gonna be. Bike-karma-magicality-wise.
The first and so far only sole-purpose lasher rack that I know of is owned by John and of course we're all waiting for him to step up and finally put it to work, but in the meantime I have this hybrid lasher that I took across the state last year and that worked out fabulously, if that is actually a word.
So I'm taking things to the next level, lasher-wise. The master plan was to head out to the shop tonight and dry-run-lash all these elements to it:
Unfortunately, I didn't/don't have the quite-right straps in house. Strappage is huge, let me tell you. So there will be another hardware run tomorrow. What a surprise.
On a tangential subject:
The boots. They barely got broken in on the cross state tour and they have been dabbling in horse-poop-mud on Antoine, but they are SO ready to throw down at Quilomene. Mess is what they live for, so that's at least one detail I don't have to sweat.