Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am in!

Wooohoo! I am officially entered in my first Cream Puff! Road trip to Oregon at the end of June.

I think that I am finally getting the upper hand on this cold that I have been fighting off for the last week. I would say that I am 96.7% at the moment.

The last little bike packing detail is driving me nuts. I can't figure out where to mount the OR insulated bottle so that it is easy to reach and open with one hand while moving. It would be easy to hang it off of the front rack but that makes it tough to reach. I may break out the Dremel tool and some aluminum later today.

1 comment:

Doug said...

I think I already left this on a comment. But my solution for easy access to the bottle in an OR Parka was to hang it off a hipbelt (homemade out of 2" double thickness climbing strapping and a buckle) around my waist. Not much different then having a bladder hanging off your back.

I'd be interested in what you come up with. It's nice to learn other people are thinking through the same issues I am thinkering with.