One can never have too many toys, gadgets and gear.
Here's some of the things I will be packing to New Zealand.
off, in order to maintain these pages, and take the pictures I'll be
posting, I'm taking a a Sony
Picturebook. It's a tiny (1.14" X 9.8" X 6.0")
notebook, powered by a 400Mhz Pentium II, running a full Win98SE
(not CE!), with a digital camera in the cover! I borrowed it from a friend
music, I'll be taking a Hango
MP3 Personal Jukebox. Inside is a 4.86GB hard drive, packed with about
85 CDs so far, and it's not full yet! In addition to the hard disk,
the unit had 12 MB of RAM to buffer tracks so they don't skip. This
also saves power by letting the hard disk power down during song play.
It's way cool.
Those who know me know I never go anywhere without my original Palm
Pilot Personal, in it's nifty Levenger
leather case.. It's been upgraded with the 1M Professional
upgrade kit. I've had it for about 3(?) years now. I need all
those addresses, so I can send those postcards!
For all those
Matrix-like situations I may run into that require me to find the nearest
phone booth to connect back to civilization, I'm packing a Konnex Acoustic
Koupler by Unlimited Systems. This device will ensure I can get
connected back here anywhere there is a phone, including phone booths.
To carry all this
gear, I'll be packing it all into a Darwin
backpack by Willow Design.
I was unsure about needing this when it was first offered to me, but have
since found it is much larger on the inside than it is on the
outside. It has a large padded section closest to the back
for storing breakable gear, and a regular compartment on the front for
other stuff. There are plenty of pockets and compartments all
through it to tuck everything away securely.
My upper body will
be protected by a Gore-Tex Jacket by Teknic.
We ride rain or shine every day. My lower body will be covered by Ballistic
Nylon pants by Joe Rocket. (No,
that's not me.)
Hands and feet are
covered with gloves by First Gear, and boots by Alpinestar.
my melon will be protected with a helmet by Shoei (the only one that's long enough to cover my chin).
All bike gear I bought from the fine people at Cycle
World West in Toronto.