Those of you who know me are well aware that I like a challenge (read: make life difficult for myself). So I have decided to tour on a bicycle instead of taking the truck. Pictured is the Surly Long Haul Trucker that I picked up from Freeze/Thaw Cycles today http://www.freezethaw.com/. Beyond seeing that it is blue, I really don't know much about the bike. Bike geeks lament! But I would say that it is safe to say that I will learn a bit about it whether I want to or not. This bike coupled with a trailer and some racks/bags is going to transport me, my climbing gear and a fifth of Wild Turkey around North America.
This plan is still in the beginning stages and I know that I have a lot to figure out yet. But I am committed to the idea, so stay tuned for what transpires. I only shell out that sort of money for immense physical torture or for evening company (but then again, those two could go hand in hand...).