Get yer seals, fresh seals

Trip Start May 22, 2010
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Trip End Jul 21, 2010


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Yes, awoke later than usual and checked the voicemail to find that the fork kit had arrived. But, of course, it would arrive the earliest day possible, all because I went ahead and changed all my reservations.
The job was all done in the afternoon and I returned with a lighter wallet but relief that the big guy was set for the trip now. Yay, Calgary Cycle Works!
So now I have all this time to get to Prince Rupert and I find myself planning a trip to Vancouver.
The weather will be just like here - unsettled, rain with a chance of filtered sun.
There's the trade-off, travel in the fall (my favorite) and chance freak snow, or travel in the spring and get wet. The fall snow kept me from a Colorado run on my first cross-country trip. That's why I decided to risk a spring trip this year.
Have to say that I am very satisfied with my Firstgear Scout jacket (last year's model) - it's waterproof enough that I don't need my Frogg Toggs jacket, and the waterproof pockets have been very necessary (my kevlar Cycleport jacket lacked those). Enough pockets to lose stuff for minutes. My Cycleport stretch kevlar pants are great in the 40s to 70s I've experienced and I throw on the Frogg pants when it rains. Can't say enough about my Sidi road boots, they are the best in rain or anything. Only brought a pair of waterproof Merrell shoes for off-bike and that's been all I've needed so far.
If the weather ever looks rainfree, I look forward to tenting again because I can finally say it's comfortable sleeping.


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