Orientation, Day 1
Orientation was rather haphazardly planned. I took off from Boston with a rough outline of talk topics in time slots with few details of what they would include. Slowly, with much going over of material and talking to Shawn. I formulated a solid set of points to cover.
As the riders arrive the group quickly bonded without too much need for introductions or icebreakers. We started and hour late due to late arrivals and ended half an hour early. All the material seemed well conveyed and was productive. And the discussions that took place were generally great. Tomorrow will be easier I suspect, as it is a lot about bike stuff which I am extremely comfortable with.
Also of note us that I am extremely happy to report my hammock has been, after some problems, raised for the first time ever. It seems to support me well an everything and be super comfortable. I’m so excited! Hopefully it doesn’t fail or park people don’t order me to take it down. It’s going down to the low 40s F and there is scattered rain that hits a couple times an hour for varying durations so this will be a good test of all my gear.
Its 10:45 pm, im getting up early, people are playing stupidly loud music from their car, the sun is only just setting, and I need to wake up early. I also realize I left my light source in my backpack… Oh well, until tomorrow. Well it will be tomorrow by the time I get wireless to post.