Empty Days

Friday, September 10, 2004



This little exercise in practical self-disciplining immediately produced a brighter outlook - it's amazing how this travelling desire fires me up, a true light in the darkness.

I don't need no fucking chatting or anything else whatever - I only need to get going!!!!

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Some things I can take on my next trip:
far less fear regarding where to spend the night,
far less fear of physical hardship,
far less concern about sleeping and riding under rain,
far less concern for money even if it runs out,
new skills such as rapid unpacking/packing & tarp setup
proven on-the-road repair skills such as flats

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Small but important notice about stealth camping: always make sure nobody is around to see where you're about to set camp - never set camp if somebody has seen you, even if the spot is perfect. Caveat camptor.

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The road to Quebec will likely be along the river and thus very much in the flat farmlands areas. South or north shore? Most people take north roads to go faster - but my eventual destination is in the south valley, I should check the topography there, too far south it gets hilly again.





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