I stayed up most of Saturday night finalizing all the packing up of my things and cleaning of the basement and house before leaving.
Iwas struggling with figuring out how much to take and what exactly to take (see the gear list.)
So after spending all day doing “just one more thing” before I finally headed out around 6pm and said goodbye to my neighbors who met me with some questions and some with drinks and shots.
I knew that even though I’d be leaving late on Sunday, I needed to get out of the house just to get started. So I jammed everything on a wobbly bike and headed down the road five miles to my friend Chris’ house.
We spent the night hanging out with him and his girlfriend and unpacking and repacking everything discussing the rational reasons as to why I’d need to travel with four spare tire tubes or four pairs of socks.
Some things left behind: Harp neck holder, notepad, and a few other items.
After finally getting to bed around 4am I prepared to the early AM wake up call to work my way out of the Twin Cities along the Mississippi River to Red Wing, Minnesota.