My riding buddy for the trip to Spearfish is in Gunnison tonight with a broken pannier latch. He’s got it bungeed shut somehow. We’ll have a pannier latch workaround session at Spearfish!
Good news tonight from Jim Rau (junglejim on the NT Forum) had responded to my tentative invitation to join me for the Canada/Alaska part of the ER. We talked for nearly an hour tonight and he’s in.
I wasn’t worried about riding by myself, but it’s going to be good to have a partner with me. Jim and I are both getting into that “little-kid-the-night-before-Christmas” mode that always afflicts me before I leave on a trip.