I went over to Portland today to a bicycle show at the convention center. Lots of bikes and accessories. I connected with a woman who provides bicycle repair classes and workshops. Her name is Tori Bortman and she’s the owner of Gracie’s Wrench. I’m in the process of arranging a couple of one-on-one classes with her to learn a bit about repairs and maintenance before I get on the road.

I continue to gather my equipment and prepare for the journey. It’s becoming more and more real as each day goes by. There are times when I question whether I’m ready but at the end of the day……I’m going. As you can see from the picture below I’ve laid out my equipment. There’s still a few things I need to purchase but by in large I’m pretty well ready to go.

Share is going to be having it’s annual Share-a-Bowl soup dinner on April 25th. I encourage you to attend because it’s going to be great. We’ll be doing our soup dinner as usual and then be entertained by Patrick Lamb and Michael Allen Harrison. It promises to be a great evening and hopefully we’ll raise a lot of money for Share.