I’ve gotten the last of the packing done. It will tightly fit into four panniers though it all seems pretty heavy. I think particularly the pannier and a half of bike related tools and parts. I’ll definitely want to check again in Texas how much to really bring. One exercise I spent some time doing was getting scans of important documents such as my passport or airline tickets. I printed out several of these scans and then put them under a lamination paper. The photo at left shows one of those documents, namely the “explore” section from the local newspaper. Each week the newspaper prints people visiting exotic locations with their copy of the newspaper. My exotic location at left is my bathroom, so not the one to send in yet.
By 4pm, I had gotten all my last minute packing done and departed Fort Collins – hopefully until December 28th or so. I drove down and had dinner with my parents before driving a short way down the road. I was feeling a bit sleepy so didn’t get further than Limon. Tomorrow will be a longer day of driving most of the way to Dallas. Nice to finally have the cycling portions of this vacation get closer.