Already before our trip, when looking around for which is the best fuel to use with our camping stove, we got quite confused. The reason being that the name used for the same fuel is even more varied than the different electrical plugs and necessary adapters for each country.
On the way to my last working day looking forward for the trip. It is always sad and strange to say “see you next year” to colleagues. I hope that our trip inspires people not to be afraid and also get a break from work to do what they mostly like to do, being that travel or something else.
Weather for Monday seems good for a starting. Some wind – bise – from North East which hopefully will be on our backs and a nice temperature. We wonder how the camping places will be after all the rain…
Our direction is roughly Le Puy-en-Velay, Toulouse, Bilbao, “el camino francés” and at some point turn to Portugal, direction Apúlia/Ofir in the North coast.
This weekend we started to move things into boxes, trying to keep everything as organized as possible. The usual “we have more things than I thought” appeared quite early and is amazing how heavy becomes a small box with books. The good thing is that we had already sorted everything we want to take on the trip so now we don’t have to think, just move from one place to inside one box.
Should be time to leave. The more we wait, the more thoughts about material come to mind, more question on what is the best to take, which to take, what will be more useful, more multidisciplinary .
It’s also a problem we have in our societies where we have access to everything. There is an interesting TED talk about the “paradox of choice” relating exactly what we’re experiencing.
Today I saw some videos on recumbent trikes adventure trips. Some people were using Power Grips pedal straps. Our choice for the trip so far was SPD clipless pedals with cleats shoes. Continue reading “Material indecisions”
Google Maps says its 1’333km flying to our first destination:
If I count 40 days on the bicycle, at 60km per day, we can do up to 2’400km on the road. This is 180% of the direct distance. Continue reading “Few calculations”