It's now only a couple of months til my next class at UBI in Ashland -- the 2 week steel brazing course, with the 2 day TIG welding seminar. And I'm getting excited! I've made my lodging reservations, I'll be buying airline tickets tomorrow, and I'll start looking into shipping a bike down.
Most exciting of all is that, for 2 weeks, I'll have a firm open window from 5PM to sunset (around 8PM at that time of year in Ashland), and good rural roads to ride on.
Yee-ha! I'll be designing a frameset & welding from 8:30-5, and riding from 5-8! That's my idea of a vacation! And I've been very good about saving up vacation time at work, so I won't have to take vacation in advance.
So, what do I pack? Actually, I'm thinking of bringing a portable stand and some bike tools. UBI closes their doors at 5:30 sharp, so there's no opportunity to use their facilities for personal bike maintenance. And, if I haven't given it away, my portable Minoura truing stand.
Siskiyou Velo Club publishes some of their rides on their website, and I can't wait!