My Bicycle

My bike is a Surly Cross Check from 2008.  I thought about buying a a new touring bike, but after looking at the price tags of new bikes and talking to bike shop folks I decided to stick with what I've got and make some modifications.


Ready To Roll

After spending too much time preparing, I leave tomorrow.   I've tested my equipment and my legs on a trip to Cape Cod and several rides around CT.  A few important lessons I've learned on my test rides: