I bought my airline tickets, and I feel like this is a big step forward in the commitment to actually do this. I also stopped by the bike shop for a box to pack the bike for the flight. They didn’t have one but asked me to check back next week.
I studied how to remove the pedals from the bike and it looks fairly easy, though I haven’t actually tried it.
Otherwise, I have gotten in a three good rides this week, one over 30 miles. There was a day when the winds died down but the heat is an issue. By noon it is so hot that it sucks all the energy out of me, and I was almost wishing for the winds to come back to help keep me cooler.
Yesterday we had a morning appointment so I didn’t ride. It was also the hottest day yet, reaching 99F after noon. Today the winds are howling. They were so strong they woke me up quite a few times during the night, so the thought of getting on the bike today wasn’t very appealing. They are supposed to die down over the next few days though, so we will see what tomorrow brings.
Preparations for the tour move forward. I still vacillate between being ready to go right now, and thinking I’ll never be well prepared or up to the trip. Everyone says the tour will train you so you shouldn’t worry beforehand. We shall see.
Someone seems to be reading this blog. Thank you, whomever you are. Hopefully it will get considerably more interesting after April 1st, my target date to leave.
I am excited for you. The wind is setting records this year. I’ve lost most of my platanos and bananas. Panama will welcome you wherever you go. Keep us posted
Oh wow, my first comment! 😀 How did you find this blog? I’m going to publicize it later when it gets closer to departure time but I haven’t done anything yet.
Thanks, and I’m definitely coming back to Panama. I’ve heard so many good things about the other countries in Central America I really want to visit, but this is my home now.
The wind seems to be easing up here at the moment. Hopefully you are getting some relief too, and your platanos and bananas will regrow. I had a tree fall on a platano last year and I thought it was dead, but it put up a couple pups which are doing well this year.
I have Panama que’d in my WP reader. It allows me to see what’s happening in Panama it other interests through many different blogs.
Ahh ok, makes sense since I do have Panama in the tags.