Now that work is over and a full year of adventures lies ahead I feel thoroughly excited. All (well: most) preparations are done and not much remains to be done. I even reacted to last night's nightmare and changed the tires to the sturdy class 6 Schwalbe Marathon Tour Plus instead of the lightweight Almotion. Why? A friendly colleague from my last workplace came by and gave me a beautifully crafted photo edition of Dirk Rohrbach's "Highway Junkie" in which I immediately see that he also rides those Tour Plus tires. So together with last night's dream that did it: I pulled the bike out of the box this afternoon and changed the tires which had been hanging in the garage anyhow just in case I'd change my mind. My wife laughed her head off 😉 And then I got a nice picture card from a friendly colleague at my new workplace wishing me good luck for my adventure. Robin and Batman do have one thing in common with our little endeavor: there is a solution to every obstacle ...PS.: Being prepared is good, but sometimes letting thngs happen is even better. Ready to go!