I ran too but felt lost since I was only looking for a headlamp and a Foam mat but luckily I found both for $20 (retail $80+tax) so I managed to save $60 just there, also I found some other cool stuff like rain pants and shoes, bike light, handlebar bag, gloves, tuque, a waterproof bag for my phone, extra pedals, shoes, a bag scale, and some other cool gadgets for camping and biking.
I reckon I got stuff worth over $500 for only $150 and thanks to my friends Nathalie and Hugo I only paid $50 since they gave me a $100 MEC gift certificate. I was so happy I got tons of stuff I needed for so little money.
After that I met with Claire, Nathalie and Hugo for a medium ride to Humber river where we had a picnic and then back to Toronto. It was a good 3 hour ride and it was quite cold so it kept us moving at a steady pace. This time I loaded Dante with both rear panniers and got to try them as I was riding and also practicing some packing/unpacking. The panniers and the bike responded very well and gave me confidence for the big ride when I get to use them for 8000 Km.
Great way to spend a Sunday!
Countdown to the Trip = 40 Days Left