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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Biking Extravaganza!

Such a wonderful day today, wasn't it? I got to take my parents convertible out for a spin and I must say... it was very nice. But the day is winding down and I have to get ready for my action packed week ahead.

As the title of this entry states, I have planned a biking extravaganza for my vacation. This isn't one long trip, but a series of small rides in Northern New Jersey, the Hudson Valley, and the Capital Region.  By getting all these miles in, I should hopefully be prepared for the Berkshires to Boston tour that's coming up in a few weeks. 

Tomorrow I will be going on my first bike overnight. I don't remember if I had written about this before, but bike overnights (also known as S24Os - sub 24 hour overnight) are when you bike for a day, stay somewhere overnight, and then bike back. It's baby steps into bicycle touring, something that I would like to do more of. So tomorrow I have a ride planned not too far from here. Almost all on a car-free path, and I'll be staying at a hotel for the night.

Because this is just an overnight, I don't have to worry too much about packing gear. Just a toothbrush and a change of clothes. And lots of snacks. And water. I'm using my two rear panniers to get used to riding with the additional weight. 

I'm sure there will be a lot of pictures on Instagram throughout the day. And the obilitory phone calls/text messages to let people know I'm doing alright.

Think I'll finish up this Lifetime movie on Full House and get some sleep. Have a long day ahead of me.

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