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Your riding partner wouldn't let you get a hotel??! There are some very close by!
Yeah, the shock of the mannequin almost wiped me out!
Had to give Bart 2 nights of camping. I survived. Just need to come up with a more comfortable set up for me. Tried out the new thermarest mondo king at MEC In Vancouver and it is surprisingly comfy but expensive. Also we brought camping gear with the hopes (Bart's hopes) of heading to the chilcotins today. But the smoke and rain in the forecast has changed our plans.
If that Bart guy is going to insist on camping, I say you spoil yourself with the comfy mondo king thermarest! Whatever works! (better yet, make that Bart guy buy it for you! or maybe Bart guy should surprise you with a nice gift....)
I don't sleep as well when camping as I used to (probably because I don't camp very often so I'm not used to it) but I slept like a log on the first night of the Dogtooth traverse with Bart and Lucas. I was probably just so comfortable and happy to be close to both of them after spending all day being left 40 metres behind. They would almost let me catch up when they were taking a break, and then start again when I got close... They said something about "keeping me used to it" or "keeping me trained".... ?
I was testing the 40 meters in front thing with Courtney today - let me say it doesn't work as well with her... ;)
Yes i chuckled when i read this. It's how our travels are together always. We both ride, run, paddle alone usually. I roll up and Bart rolls out. Yesterday i rolled up to Bart and asked him to put my sunglasses away. After i asked he started to roll out. Before he could say anything i yelled at the top of my lungs that i needed him to stop. He got mad but then laughed because he was planning to move a bit further on the trail to do it. I thought i needed to act quickly otherwise he'd just keep on moving.
In fact i tried this technique at our island the other day when i asked him a question. He used his inside voice and answered to himself. So i raised my voice again just in case he didn't hear me. I scared the crap out of him. :) Seems rude typing this out. Might have had to have been there. It was quite funny.
I have no sympathy for Bart being the frightened recipient of a raised voice. Good for him to learn what that feels like.