"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Prelude to Adventure

What is it about this place that makes me always want to come back for more?
So this weekend most of Team POW/MIA will be heading down to Berryman for a some re-con on the terrain.  Mark, Megan, and myself will be the POW's and Ryan is going to be MIA.  We are going down Saturday morning for some running/riding, I'm interested mostly in riding the trails at night.  I have never ridden  trails at night and I am anxious to try out my new light.  Sunday on the way back home we are going to meet Ryan at a friend of Mark's for some canoeing.  This weekend is going to allay some of our fears or reveal a bunch of new ones.
I was pleased to find the NathanSports pack that I ordered had arrived when I got home from work today.  I loaded it up and tried it on and I couldn't be happier, although the real test will be this weekend.  I was disappointed that it didn't come with a hydration bladder (I thought it did).  I should have read more closely.  My 100oz Camelbak bladder worked fine though so no harm.  I will post a more in depth review after I have had a chance to actually use it.

My bike needed some work in order to be adventure ready so I got busy on that also.  I moved my bottle cage, changed pedals, mounted my lights (front and rear), and loaded and installed my new seat bag.  It's safe to say that the Trek is ready to roll.
Tomorrow I will finish packing for the trip and load the van in order to get a relaxed start Saturday morning.