Dash4dosh – day1

Starting Location: Belfast

Ending Location: Belfast

Total Distance Traveled: Not very much

Bike Comfort Factor (1-10) :10

“Tired” Factor (1-10) :1

Tracking availability – Good!

Today went as planned  Staring early with work to finish off everything and remind people that this is one of the rare vacation slots I take where I will actually be *unavailable*.   If your server goes tits up while I am in the arse of Scandinavia, good luck with it.  At 3pm I signed off and started to pack.  In fairness I had everything I planned to take already in a room, so it was just a matter of chucking 50% of it and packing the rest.  In the end, I have one pannier for clothing and personal items. One pannier for tools and tech (with space), and the topbox with “what you will need quick access to”.  I have spare space though.  I could have left the topbox at home but you never know what will happen and I may regret it, so it comes along.

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A friend of my wife couldn’t understand the ability to pack everything for 2 1/2 weeks into the panniers, so I gave her an example of what it would be like to travel with her (hair dryer and straighteners coutsey of Lynne):

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So I packed up, showered, got ready, said goodbye to everyone, enabled the tracker and head on the long treck… to Belfast Harbour.  Yes, day 1 consisted of about 15 miles riding.   Then after strapping the bike up on the ferry, I have now found myself in the ferry Bar with a pint of stella and some spare time to get things sorted.

Tomorrow, Liverpool->Preston->Harwich and another Ferry to Denmark.  Onward!!!!!!!

You can still donate to Dash4Dosh.  Just go here and throw some money at it.  Alternatively like it’s facebook page if you can.  It all helps a good cause.

 

5 Comments »

  1. Simon Said,

    May 20, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

    But how are you going to iron your leathers?

  2. Paul Mooney Said,

    May 20, 2014 @ 9:49 pm

    Assless chaps never need ironing. Just ask Julian Robichaux.

  3. Julian Robichaux Said,

    May 21, 2014 @ 12:34 am

    Just made a new Dash4Dosh donation, to encourage people NOT to ask Julian Robichaux about such things. ;-)

  4. andrewmagerman Said,

    May 21, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

    oooh is that the handy ‘travelmate’ ironing board?

  5. Simon Said,

    May 21, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

    Yes. Paul is planning on filming a video for http://xtremeironing.com/
    Will probably involve Julian in his assless chaps.

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