Ahem. I’m getting a little behind with my one-post-per-day project, so this one’s an unashamed filler.
My dear friend Farzana reckons I should start answering questions from my readers, and has set the ball rolling by asking me how long it takes to pitch my tent every night.
About two minutes, I’d guess, but I’ll get someone to time me properly when I’m reunited with my stuff next week. It’s the kind of simple, repetitive action that you get good at very quickly. Taking it down in the morning, when it’s covered in frost and ice, is another matter. I can still do it in two minutes, but during that time my hands lose all the toasty warmth left over from my sleeping bag, and turn into blocks of ice, that will sting excruciatingly when the wind hits them.
So – is there anything you’ve been dying to ask? Constructive questions about the logistics of cycle touring? Or just idle curiosity about how often I wash my socks? Leave me a comment, and I’ll answer it with a blog post as soon as I can.