Thursday, August 02, 2012

Out of touch

My pavilion during last year's Pennsic War.
I'm headed off to the wilds of northwestern Pennsylvania for an extended weekend camping trip with 10,000 of my closest friends for an event known in the SCA as the Pennsic War. Yes, I'm one of those people who dresses up in funny clothing. I don't try to speak in a "ye olde" way; although, I do sing Middle English, Latin, and Italian songs on occasion.

Hopefully there will be actual bicycle content on this bicycle blog fairly soon. I've put the Velo Orange saddle and matching grips on the C8 and I'm still getting used to that new arrangement. Review coming soon. Plus, there's a beach trip in the works which means my sweet little cruiser will get to roll in her appropriate environment. Lots of group rides are coming up starting in late August, and I just received notification that this year's Great Pumpkin Ride is on the same day as my birthday. The Backroads Century kind of spoiled me for other group rides and I wasn't that thrilled with last year's Great Pumpkin, but I'm willing to give it a second chance. Plus, I get to wear my Halloween jersey again!

Punk rock Venetian, y'all.
So. Y'all be good while I'm camping like medieval royalty.

(Seriously. My persona is a Venetian noblewoman of the late 15th century. She never would have camped in a tent -- not that I can really call what I do "camping" what with my queen size bed, closet, dressing table, and plush rugs; Scott says I camp like a 19th century Briton on safari -- in fact, she probably would have left her casa for only social calls. When people ask if I'd like to have lived back them, my quick answer is "Oh, hell no.")

See you next week!


  1. "Glamping" is a word I heard on the radio recently, and it seems pretty appropriate to SCA camping. Have a great time :-)

    1. Hahaha, yes exactly! :) And hey! Fancy seeing you over here. I hope you're well.

      Thanks! :)

  2. Yay! Have fun... hopefully it will be a great time. :O)

    1. Despite the scorching temperatures, unbelievable humidity, and drenching rain, I had a fantastic time. Can't wait to go back next year!

      (My girlfriends and I have decided that Pennsic is our abusive boyfriend.)

  3. I could not handle it anymore, I had to post this link after seeing the entry title for the last week.