Saturday, November 20, 2010

Rolling with Circumstances

Sometime on Thursday, the S24O idea was born. The idea was nourished and fed throughout the day. By bedtime, although there had been no packing done, the idea had matured into a full-grown plan. So before breakfast on Friday, there began a gathering little things that would be needed, in case an early departure from work was feasible. But another great plan was sabotaged. There was no getting away early. In fact, it became clear that it would be a work-filled weekend.

But there are ways to roll with the circumstances. How about an example?

Another idea was born. Perhaps the very best part of an S24O could be salvaged. The best part of the S24O, of course, is also the best part of any normal day; breakfast time. The early part of the day, the food, the coffee, and a renewed hope for a clean, fresh start! least the coffee.

"Perhaps", the idea screamed in obvious desperation, "it is time for another Micro-Tour!"

And so it was.

A man has got to roll with his circumstances. He's got to be flexible, nimble on his feet, and quick thinking. If he can develop a certain level of proficiency in this area, he can become a master of the micro-tour.

Any questions?


  1. Entirely by coincidence. Today, I stopped by Half Price Books and a copy of "The Bicycle Touring Manual" called out to me.

  2. You are absolutely right about mastering mini-tours!

    Peace :)

  3. Semper Gumbi..... always flexible ;)

  4. Looks like an absolutely lovely ride! Way to take advantage of the time you did have, even if things didn't work out exactly has you had hoped.

    I thought about your mini-tours on Saturday when I got some coffee at a gas station on my ride. It certainly wasn't the same as making my own, but after 2 hours of riding through chilly fog, it was exactly what I needed at that moment.

  5. You are right on with this post. The meal preparation is my favorite part of camping. Hopefully I'll be able to follow your example by doing a micro-tour of my own this week.