Friday, February 27, 2009

The Right Tool for the Job

It has been a busy couple of weeks! I was feeling very under pressure with a lot of loose ends and so I made a plan to get a few major things accomplished. One of the biggest decisions I have had to make was weather to fix up my 11 year old Cannondale bike for the trip or get new equipment. Having decided that new was better I then had to decide what type of bike to get. This decision proved to be worse than buying a car - too many choices! Last week I finally ordered the new bike and it arrived this week. It was my Birthday on the 23rd and it just happened that was the day my new bike was ready! I promise I will post a pic of the new bike - hopefully by next week - but I wanted to get most of the accessories mounted first. I think I made a wise purchase when I finally decided on (say it with me tourists) the Surly Long Haul Trucker! It seems to be the bike of choice for bicycle tourists on a budget - not that it was inexpensive but rather a nice compromise between price and function. I think I will be quite happy with it.

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