21 Days And Counting.
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been catching a train to work. I have to admit it’s pretty relaxing just sitting there watching the world go by, not having to worry about the traffic around me or where I’ll be parking for the day.
Travelling on the train, I’ve noticed that nothing has changed too much from when I used public transport last century. The only real difference is we didn’t have electronic gadgets, only newspapers, and instead of iPods we had ghetto blasters and Walkman.
Everyone is just as insulated now as they were back then.
The more things change, the more things stay the same I guess.
So you might be wondering why I’m not riding to work.
Don’t worry nothing has happened, and it certainly isn’t for economic reasons because it costs me three times as much to use public transport, even if you factor in registration, insurance and maintenance on Bluey. Plus it takes me double the amount of time compared to when I’m on the bike.
So why aren’t i riding?
I’m not riding because I’ve been preparing Bluey for our vacation.
She’s had a new set of donuts fitted and brake pads fitted, been serviced and had a safety check done just for piece of mind.
Most of the non-bike related stuff was taken care of last year: Passage across Bass Strait, accommodation and a rough idea of where we’re going… with enough flexibility to change our plans if we need, or want to.
Like I said; We know where we’re going, but not what we’re going to see and do when we get there, so there will still be an element of spontaneity.
Our vacation has been a long time coming, and by that I mean decades, not months or a few years. We will be away from home for around seven weeks and cover some 8000km (5000 miles) give or take.
Just The Pillion, Me and our trusty steed, Bluey.
21 days and counting.
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