I started doing a few things today to get ready to leave Friday. I still don't know where I'm going but I'm leaving the Clay target Center campground and that's all that matters at the moment. After all it really doesn't matter if I'm going 2 miles or 200 miles the packing up is the same.
I put the finishing touches on the solar panel mounting feet so now the solar panel is mounted securely to the roof again and the feet are covered with Dicore self-leveling caulk.
I put the new Beta motorcycle on the carry rack for the first time. Up until now it's been hiding under the fifth wheel overhang with the motorcycle cover over it so I don't have to keep answering questions about why this weird thing doesn't have a seat. I sure will be glad when it has a seat so it doesn't look quite as weird.
Putting the Beta up on the carry rack was a true wonderment. First let me describe how I put the Yamaha WR450 up on the rack.
I would get 10 or 15 feet away from the ramp and after preparing myself mentally I would start pushing as hard and as fast as I could to get as much momentum as I was able. With any luck the momentum would carry it about halfway up the ramp at which time I would have to start pushing real hard which would get the front wheel onto the rack with the back wheel still on the ramp. Then I would have to give it every bit of strength I had to push it forward enough to get the back wheel on the rack.
Part of the difficulty was caused by the Yamaha being such a tall motorcycle, the farther I got it up the ramp the higher the handlebars got and the less leverage I had with my arms up around my head.
Needless to say the Beta was nothing like that. With the handlebars lower to the ground and weighing over a hundred pounds less it was better than I had even hoped.
I put the front wheel touching the ramp and gently pushed it up the ramp and onto the rack with hardly any more effort than pushing a bicycle up there. I was amazed.
Tomorrow I'll do some laundry since the campground has its own washers and dryers, and I might even vacuum if I feel really ambitious, which isn't all that likely.