Thursday, August 28, 2008


It finally happened - I finally found a collection of roads in our area worth riding. I had pretty much accepted that there was nothing for us, and that we'd just have to wait for our Smoky Mountain trips to make the most of our 2 wheelers. But at last - salvation!

It's about 30 miles of interstate to get to the roads of interest, and then you get a good 70 miles of twisties and switchbacks. Unfortunately, once you finish the roller coaster, you're about 50 miles from home - that's a total of 150 miles, 80 of which is highway traveling. Tough trade-off, but it's the best I can find in Northern VA.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pelican Case Closure

I'll keep this one short - I finally mounted a Pelican 1550 that I bought in person at Dulles Case Center. The case is mounted via two bolts that go directly through the passenger seat.

I drove to work today with my backpack in the case. The 1550 has a lot of room, and the mounting method seems to be pretty darn stable.