Sunday, May 18, 2014

Natchez Trace: Where Little Things Mean A Lot Or Sleep, Perchance to Dream

One of the other things I did in Tupelo was send a few things home that I felt I wasn't going to use (e.g. pedal wrench, running shorts, extra clothes) and replace "the most infuriating camp mattress in the world."  It seems that the Slumberjack I've had forever (part of a prize I won) not only didn't want to hold air anymore but didn't want to keep air out either, so every morning I battled to stash the Slumberjack in its bag before it expanded again.  Going with my "buy as local as possible" theme, and the fact that I'm in love with my Therm-a-rest pillow, I bought a Therm-a-rest self-inflating pad (made in the U.S.).  Needless to say, just the elimination of the frustration was worth the cost alone.  I left the Slumberjack leaning against the Dick's where I'd purchased my replacement.

And just for more music variation, here's Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds performing Tupelo,which chronicles the Great Tupelo Tornado of 1936.  We saw some of the damage from the recent tornado as we rode through town.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I can sense how pissed you must have been after more than one time of dealing with your old mattress! haha
    Glad to hear things are more suitable now:)
    Sounds like things are going great! No comments about any problems in the nether regions after several days of long bikes is a very good sign indeed....