But the helmet still fitted!
I have shrunk - a lot.
What shall I do? New gear or braces?
I adjusted all the adjustable parts of my gear and we rode off to Metropolis, the biggest mall in British Columbia, which is about 2km down the road.
The mission - to do a test ride, to find braces to hold my gear up, and to get some gas canisters for the gas cooker.
All the fitness work has paid off. I hopped on board with ease.
The Metropolis mall has 450 stores some, like Sears, are the size of a city block. We found an Atmosphere store which had a great range of camping gear and Zellers who had in stock 4 pairs of braces - a.k.a here as suspenders. There waiting for me was the perfect pair - black with small polka dots. The brand 'Dickies'.
Be patient folks...There is going to be an 'on the back of the bike' in this blog - here is Dick at work this morning reassembling Mella.