Last night's stay in the tent went great. With the super moon and a cool breeze, the night was perfect. The new sleeping bag worked out just fine, giving me a comfortable sleep out in the back yard. After much research online, going to several sporting goods stores, and emailing a route leader on what kind of bag to get, I settled on the Columbia Reactor 35. I'm sure most nights I'll be sleeping on top of the bag, with just a light sheet, but once we hit Colorado, I might need the warmth it'll provide. If I need more warmth than what the bag will offer, I'll put on the sweatshirt and sweat pants. Last night, the temps stayed in the upper 60's, so the bag was mostly unzipped, just my feet covered.
|Poor guy got run over by the truck that had just passed me!|
On today's ride, I tried out my new camera. I had set aside money for the tent and sleeping bag, and since I didn't spend the entire amount budgeted, I used the leftover for a nice little digital. I have to give credit for this to JRA at One Speed: Go. He did a great review on the Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS20, so I checked out the different levels of the Lumix and went with the ZS19. The ZS19 was a tad less expensive but still had all the components I really wanted. The only downside, and this has nothing to do with the camera, is I have to take off my sunglasses and put on my tri-focals every time I want to take a picture. I can't tell if the image is in focus without the darn glasses. I trust the camera, but . . ..
|Came around a curve to see this!|
At this point, I'm feeling pretty good about where I am with all this getting ready for the ride. The ducks are lining up nicely.