GEAR.

In the past two days, I've purchased:
-My panniers (Ortlieb)
-New bike shoes (Giro)
-New Tent (REI Quarter Dome T2 plus)- THANK YOU REI DIVIDEND.
-New Sleeping Bag (Nemo Rhapsody)- packs smaller than my current one
-New Thermarest - it was time for a new one
-New socks :)

I have a scheduled legit bike fitting next Friday. Costly, but worth it when you're going to be putting 4,106 miles on your bike over the course of 3 months.