Monday, May 28, 2012

Tick tock tick tock...

Now it's just a matter of waiting until the magic day of departure.  I've run the gear tests.  The game plan has been laid out.  Not much left to do.  A few minor tweaks here and there but that's it.  

GPS routes have been created.  I decided to create a base route in segments that mostly correspond generally with a day's worth of travel.  That holds true especially through the Labrador section.  For Newfoundland, that changes a bit.  Because there are so many options, I decided to create Point A to Point B segments and then create optional detour routes off of that.  For instance, a basic route from Gros Morne NP to St. Johns is a multi-day affair. There are several options for riding along the coast vs quickest time highways.  If I were to create a route that encompassed all the coastal riding, I'd need a month just to get from Gros Morne to St. Johns!  I don't have that kind of time yet.  (Soon, my pretty.  Soon.)  I've created multiple routes off the main route that can be detoured to depending on time and whim.  

Why all the creation of routes ahead of time?  Because right now, I have all the time in the world to study maps, explore, and play around with the computer and GPS.  While on the road, I don't want to take the time to do that.  Plus, I don't plan on bringing my computer.  

That's it for now!