So, if you don't yet own a Therm-a-Rest and you go camping at least once per year, you are missing out. They make several different lengths and thicknesses for different scenarios, but my all around favorite is the ProLite series. I've had mine for about 10 years now and I've used it for hundreds of nights of camping, and sometimes when I'm home in my bed, I really wish I was in my sleeping bag on my Therm-a-Rest. (I don't think my wife would be super happy about that though.) One of my simple joys in life is that first moment when I can lay down on my Therm-a-Rest and relax after a long day of bike riding or hiking. Some of my very best nights of sleep I've ever had have been on my Therm-a-rest. Anyway, the bottom line is you should check it out, and consider getting one if your aren't fully enjoying your nights outdoors. It is super light, compact, durable, and comfy, and well worth the price.
Monday, May 13, 2013
When the weather is just cold enough, and there is just the right amount of clouds and small sprinklings of rain, I can instantly feel like I'm back in Alaska on a bike tour... I'm suddenly hit with all of the excitement (and anxiety) of being out on the open road knowing that we have literally thousands of miles left to ride. That happened to me just the other day while I was out working in Colorado. I miss that.