I’ll retrospect when my eyes go. Perhaps the loss of a computer and hard drive and thousands of photos makes it hard; perhaps the memory of things is even richer than the pixels and words. I’ll retrospect when my prospect is blurry, unclear or blind. Nothing is really counted in days, years or miles, but these are near universal benchmarks that make conversation easy. I slept outside more than 100 times, rode over 10,000 miles in -20deg and 100deg and snow and 12,000ft on one bike mostly by myself but lots of times with Lael. That’s 2012. Quick, 2013. Let’s do it again, mostly the same idea but very different specifically. Vendange en France, Kyrgyzstan, Colorado Utah Arizona, fatbikes or little bikes, New Mexico indefinitely? Two wheels, no less. Certainly no more. Always places to go. 2013.
2012 is bookended by snowfall, from Alaska to New Mexico.
In place of dynamo lighting on the Campeur, I am using the Cygolite Metro 300 and Hotshot taillight, an affordable USB rechargeable consumer light set. The time has come for such things.