I am more excited than I have been in a long, long time. I just got off the phone with a couple of almost life-long friends who live in Beaufort, SC. I can’t wait to see them. I spent today loading up da Beastmobile with all the “essentials.” Now, what is essential to one, might not be so essential to others. Some essentials I put on board, other than what would be obvious to y’all, are a shrimp peeler, my fishing gear, my weights and workout videos, a weight bench, a stepper, several different types of protein powder, and … wait for it … MIDOL! I labeled EVERYTHING, especially the protein powder and laundry detergent. If I have a wreck, I don’t want the po-po thinking I am transporting cocaine or meth around.
Got the bike mounted …
It might not look pretty, but who cares? It’s crooked, I know. The dang thing I hooked it to is crooked. My across-the-street neighbor got it all set up and said, “Well you don’t want to look like a goofball; let me try to straighten it out.” I said, “NO! You don’t understand … I DO want to look like a goofball. Leave it as it is.” I locked the 2-wheeler to the bumper and secured the handlebars. Perfect. Til my other neighbor, the one who was SUPPOSED to help me hook it all up, came by. “Oh, well who did THAT for you?” he asked. Ah yes, neighborhood competition. Then he said, “Why are you taking that thing anyway? You gonna ride a buncha bike trails?”
“Really … you need to ask? It’s alternative transportation, Dorkface. What if I break down in the middle of nowhere, no cell service and nobody around to help? At least I can jump on the dang bike and go … well … somewhere. I even packed an empty gas can. Or what if I am stuck in a campground and out of peanut butter, or ground beef, or gahhhlic, or … GASP … Midol?! I can hop on the bike and head to the nearest store. Duh, get a grip, dude.” Sheesh … some people.
I also got my roof carrier on … that was hard. Only cuz it was the hottest time of the day:
It’s not full so I guess that is why it doesn’t look like it did in the ad. In the ad, it looked like a perfect rectangle, full of perfectly sized objects. I put the add-a-room stuff in it. That was fun carrying up the ladder in 5 or so trips. I almost fell off the roof a couple times. I reckon that will happen at some point, but I am trying to avoid it. Anyway, it doesn’t look nearly as pretty as I had hoped, but it is certainly functional, and at least I won’t hafta carry that stuff down the ladder; I can just throw it down to the ground.
And here is my wardrobe, lol:
Ya, still room for lots more. I dunno what to bring! I want to bring everything, but that would be silly. I’ll figure it out tomorrow. There is a lot more room in da Beastmobile than I gave it credit for. Tomorrow, I will check into a local campground to test the waters. And Wednesday, I am outta here for a month. How cool is that?