Step 1: update my will. (check!)
Step 2: jettison clothing to make room for laptop, camera, iPod, beacon, Kindle, gps, iPhone, plus all the chargers and data cables … (check!)
Step 3: Load software on laptop until its as full as the bike. (check!)
Step 4: Pack, repack, rerepack, then throw out half the stuff so the remainder can barely fit on the bike.
I think I’m about ready. To pack, that is. I’ve been making lists on the computer for so long that my spreadsheets are turning yellow with age.