Christmas for me was spent trudging around deep in the jungle doing the bamboo thing.
Yeah, not exactly the way I envisioned it either, but hey! deadlines must be met and folks must have their kadomatsu before the New Year.
Off today, but back at it tomorrow.
Each year, the holiday season seems to lose more of it's lustre. Maybe this year it's because again, I'm harboring a mild cold, or maybe it was the rains, or maybe it was that thing at work.
I was thinking about it this morning, the work thing, and I'm not really looking forward to going back.
Maybe it's the bamboo thing, there are a couple of work days left, and I won't really feel like I'm on vacation, not until those days are done.
Anyways, I got a bunch of shirts this year, for some reason, my family decided that I'm a medium size, though I prefer to wear a large.
The shirts fit though and I always need more shirts for work.
Image is everything don't you know.
Other than that, gift wise, I'm pretty much left to my own devices.
Which is what I tend to gravitate towards.
Devices I mean.
Of course the Quest for Bikes is still on, I have another bike from Jamis I got my eyeballs on, I just need to drive out to the bicycle place and check it out.
The Jamis Coda is a hybrid with roadie geometry and disc brakes:
I'm really liking this bike, leaning towards it, but I'm wondering if I should wait and see what the new cross bikes will look like once they start coming out with disc brakes too.
I haven't decided on drop bar or flat bar, I guess I need to test ride.
Then there's that Bianchi:
Test riding this may be harder for the Bianchi dealer here sells mostly road and tri bikes; I don't think they are going to want to bring one in just for me to try.
Speaking of bikes, I was hoping to get out today, but again we got rain.
I hope it clears for I was hoping to get in at least one epic ride during the break.
Now that I got real mountain bike tires, I got me some options:
I wanted to get out and test those bad boys out, but I forgot I didn't have another cassette and I didn't feel like taking my other one off so I'm waiting on a new one, a real mountain cassette, like a 12-76.
I've got someplace in mind, but I may need like a Camelback for there won't be like a 7-11 or anything for me to stop at.
I'm looking into some options.
Going off road takes some real planning, Boy Scout stuff, especially since I'm going off on my own, solo like.
I've been hiking in this place before and there's an access road, but I've never been all the way to the end.
Maybe I'll just take a backpack and some extra water and food, just in case I get stranded.
Or attacked by wild pigs.
Or wild wallabies.