Packed

Just spent the last 2 hours dismantling and packing the bike into the Planet X bike bag. Seemingly miles of bubblewrap, pipe lagging and gaffer tape and a few acres of cardboard later and it’s ready for the baggage handlers.  Hopefully I’ve not left any vunerabilities and it’ll survive….

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Pretty impressive item of luggage huh?

almost time…

One last ride on the FSR this morning to check all’s tickety-boo with the bike. In the last week I’ve fitted a new chain and cassette, new middle chainring, a full set of organic pads (these little Hope Mini’s overheat REALLY easily with the sintered pads – not too much of a problem in the UK but a likely nightmare in the Alps), new tyres and loads of spannerin’ and lubin’.
I’ve dug out a couple of bottle cages as I’m not bothering with a sweaty Camelbak for this one.
This afternoon I’ll be packing the bike in the HUGE bike bag after I’ve been to B&Q for some pipe lagging.

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Twitchy bum time.