I'm hanging out in Gig Harbor at the moment, enjoying the rain... Just kidding, I'm not really enjoying the rain. Like most people in this area, I just co-exist with the rain. Today promises to be sunny though, so things will dry a bit.
I'm waiting for the call/email saying my camper is ready for pickup. Then I'll head down to Medford, Oregon to get it and then continue south. I can only narrow it down to someday this week.
While here, I've become a Washington resident, complete with license plates, driver's license, and Washington insurance. I was content being a Michigan resident, but I couldn't buy insurance in Michigan since my vehicle was here in Washington. I couldn't buy insurance here because I was a Michigan resident. So I could either drive to Michigan and buy their very expensive insurance or become a Washington resident.
Several people have asked about the Mechanic's Course that I attended. Here, from the USA Cycling web site, is a summary of the topics taught:
· Race support across all disciplines of cycling
· Team and neutral mechanic responsibilities
· Coach and soigneur interaction
· Wheel changes
· Team inventory procedures
· Bike inspection and wash
· Tool, equipment, and supply needs
· Bicycle design and material fundamentals
· Fork theory and tuning
· Wheel theory
· Tubular tire fundamentals
· DOT compliance
· Packing and transportation
As you can see, there was not much hands-on wrench turning training. It was a great course though, and I'm looking forward to the chance to use some of the skills I learned.