It seems that several tiny adventures, spaced through the year, seem to work out better for me than trying to plan and execute something major. If I can figure a plan to make it work with one of my wife’s activities, all the better.
If the roads dry out in time, I’m hoping to spend two days riding gravel/dirt backroads from my house up to Wichita Falls, Texas. The plan is to ride the first day to Bowie, Texas and spend one night in a cheap, but decent, hotel next to a fantastic cafe. Then ride up to Wichita Falls the second day and meet-up with my wife (and some of her dogs) who is driving up for a dog agility trial competition. Hopefully, I’ll get there in time to watch her dogs run. Either way, she’ll bring me and my bike back (and the dogs) home in her vehicle.
Assuming the weather will cooperate with me, I just installed my front low-rider rack. So I have (more than) plenty of capacity for my necessities and few luxuries for two days. Roughly, 120 miles of rugged and remote roads, with a warm shower and bed in the middle. Now, this weekend’s rain must END, and the roads must DRY quickly.
If not, I plan something else.