Yes folks, over four months and I have returnethedededed.. Behold!
I’d love to fill you in on all the details but I have a hangover to nurse (happy birthday, whatever your name was!) and I have a package to unwrap and a WHOLE SUITCASE of CLEAN CLOTHES to try on!!!!!
I also have a real towel and VEGEMITE!!!!
There will probably be many summary posts from now until I find a job (Captain Time Waster, at your service).
I want to note everything I unpack from the bike so I know what to take next time..
UK SIM is back in, but my phone screen is still dead.
Looking forward to unpacking and throwing my bike in the river hehe
I am sitting here, probably for the REST of the day, replying to emails, blogging (in a very half-ar$ed way) and maybe I’ll even get started on unpacking (yeah right!).
As for cycling, well, temporarily, it can get fscked!
I need to replace my seat (bent in 2003!) and probably the cheap SPD pedals which I seem to have bent (too powerful for my own good).
Broke a spoke on the rear wheel too (could have been when someone else moved the bike while it was locked) and I want to murder the fscked up rear mudguard which required adjustment every 10mins on the last two days riding.
The handlebar bag is holding on but I might try and find a replacement bracket for it before it snaps totally (Deuter brand, perhaps they have spares?).
I totally can’t wait to ride the bike once it’s unloaded!! You have no idea how much I hate panniers. What is worse is that they are so damn useful for cycle touring! :S
Mudguards, however, are my sworn enemy and I will take great pleasure in dousing them with petrol and watching them burn..
For the curious, I weighed myself and I’m about 4-5kg heavier than when I left (100kg). So, with all that riding.. I managed to do a lot of eating too haha 😛
Mum is helping me lose weight by airfreighting me packets of Tim Tams! hehe Mum, you rock!