The trip is getting closer, right around the corner actually. We leave next Monday the 14th at 0-Dark Thirty.
Bike is ready, though I need to double check everything and I’ll pack this weekend.
Whilst on my trip I’m going to do everything I can to avoid work. I will be ‘connected’ when I can be to update this blog mostly and journal the trip.
Technology that’s traveling with me:
I’m taking a super small HP 2133 sub notebook. Space is critical and I thought this would fit the bill just fine. It’s loaded with Vista and I have to say I’m very under-whelmed with both performance and battery life, even with the BIG battery. But it beats nothing I suppose. It’s wifi equipped and I’ll be taking my CrackBerry with Verizon coverage and tether-ability.
I’ll also be using the iPhone (current generation) as my primary communications device.
To give you a sense of just how small this thing is, or just how large my D830 is, here’s a shot of both of them with the iPhone as a frame of reference:
I’m in the process now of loading up all the prerequisite software which includes but is not limited too: MapSource with 2009NT maps, Streets and Trips, and other utilities.