Hey! So… I’m the guy who will undertake the epic journey through France with Philipp. The preparations are in their final stages as the days count down towards our deadline: the night train to paris avec deux vélos and the whole gear that is required.
Personally I start to feel pretty nervous about everything especially because of the following situation: At the time I am cycling through France a lot of things regarding my future career have to be sorted out by my loved ones back in Germany. Things you would normally want to organize yourself. However, I am preparing everything and hope for the best.
But here is a fun topic: Things you buy that make you feel like a real professional outdoor survival specialist navi seal. Philipp and me went through a little shopping spree to get all the things we still needed. I had to give a jacket back which really should be waterproof but wasn’t. Gladly the guys at Mammut didn’t make a big deal about my complaint and gave me the whole original price back for a jacket I purchased over 3 years ago. Cheers to them. I instantly grabbed me a new one to get ready for early autumn in france.
Along with this i decided to grab me a new knife, as Philipp told me he survived his whole Japan trip without one i was rather skeptical… perhaps it’s because they only sell semi-digested looking food in tubes there. So much for the prejudices.