After a year and a half of preparation, it’s hard to believe that we are finally out on the road. The truck drives a little differently now that it is fully loaded with extra fuel, water, and full provisioning. It still cruises right down the highway, but it feels a little different.
We are both enjoying having slow time in the afternoons once we arrive at our camp spot for the evening. We have been working on the truck for so long that it is nice to finally be able to just slow down and enjoy the fresh air.
We got the Dahon folding bikes loaded on the roof rack for the first time last week. We were a little concerned about how to get the bikes up on the rack and fitted correctly because the last time fit them, it was at a super ergonomic height in the shop. It turned out to not be much of a problem with the help of a 1″ wide piece of strapping wrapped through the tires. The bikes don’t weigh much, so it’s easy to just pull them up, one at a time, with the strap and drop them into their cozy storage on the roof rack.