Thursday, June 17, 2010

Packing for the road

We leave tomorrow morning for the Ride2Survive. This week's been a whirlwind of activity, not counting the R2S activities, so my head is spinning.

(It included Andrew's 7th birthday party last Saturday, working late all week, a Boy Scouts open house on Monday, taking Andrew out to shop for his birthday gift on Wednesday, and taking him out for dinner for his birthday today.)

And tonight, we dropped off Tony's bike into the giant 18-wheeler trailer that will be hauling all of the riders' bikes to Kelowna tomorrow. That's our friend Graham loading bikes into the trailer. The boys got to climb up and wander around for a few minutes -- they liked that part.

The next photo is inside the utility trailer that will be hauling equipment and food. Click on the photo to see a closeup -- I think I'm going to love those heaters on Saturday. It's going to be cold and wet for most of Saturday, according to the current forecast. I've packed fingerless mittens and a winter hat, just in case it actually snows on us.

Apparently I didn't get the best photo of all -- way in the back of the utility trailer is the enormous heater, big enough to blow up a hot air balloon. Hopefully it will be big enough to get 70 cold and wet cyclists a little warmed up at the rest stops.


Anonymous said...

Have fun on your trip and good luck to all the riders. Can't wait to hear about it next week.


ColorSlut said...

Have a great trip and keep us posted! I know he can do it!

Gail from Surrey said...

Quite an adventure, for all of you ! Looking forward to the updates.

Chris said...

Happy birthday, Andrew! And good luck to the riders!