The Ultimate Adventurer’s Accessory

February 1, 2017

Before ever leaving on my travels, my good friend Tom and I rode together across much of the western United States. On that trip, on a different, much larger motorcycle, I experienced failure of a couple of electronic accessories I had installed. We began to joke that for the “big trip”, the ultimate setup would be an air-cooled motorcycle and paper maps, thus eliminating most if not all of the electronics.

Recently Tom gave me what I consider the coolest gift ever.

60mm folding pocket sundial. SO cool.

I love my pocket sundial. I carry it everywhere. It’s fun to show people — first asking them if they know what it is, then showing them how it works. And it’s amazingly accurate.

To make it even better, it came with a gift card that read “You are the only person I know who could use this.”

Thanks Tom.


4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Adventurer’s Accessory

  1. What do you do on cloudy days… Personally, I carry a 1917 Hamilton pocket watch daily. Next to your sundial that’s about as old-school as you can get.

    Glad to see you’re back on-line. When does the adventure begin again? We’re suffering withdrawal pains.

    Rick and Linda

    • On cloudy days I pull out my cell phone and look at the time. 🙂
      I’ve been carrying my sundial daily just waiting for somebody to pull out their pocket watch, so I can one-up them in the “old-school” category. I suppose that means I’m showing my age as well…
      Adventure Re-Start (aka “Lap Two”) has a floating date…some days it’s much sooner than others. No firm commitment yet, but I am definitely itching to get back on out there! Thanks for staying tuned.

    • Yes, Lap 2 will all be posted right here! If you can hang on that long…stay tuned!

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