UPDATE – I just shared this blog with the owner of TravelChair and he was happy and said he would give 30% off on his website for the next 425 HOURS! www.travelchair.com Select item, color quantity and to cart and under DISCOUNT CODE enter coupon code 425Miles (case sensitive and no space). 30% off and normal shipping rates apply. Code should be live today, and if not by early tomorrow. If you live in Gig Harbor you can email Jose for a pick up at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Second in a series of blogs about my bike adventure)
Although the week long 425 mile bike ride I did last week had lots of support, including trucks to carry our luggage, we were still required to keep our bags to two, each under 35 pounds.
That really wasn’t that hard, and in hindsight I brought a lot of stuff I ended up not using – too many shirts, too many toiletries, a nightgown (really what was I thinking I was sleeping in a tent) and too many snacks. I definitely didn’t need snacks – there was
food available all the time.
But in addition to the two, under 35 lb bags, we were allowed one piece of camp furniture, such as a chair. The only stipulation was it needed to either fold flat or fold up into a bag.
I knew I really wanted to have a chair with foot support, given my knee and ankle issues, I thought at the end of a long day it would be really awesome to “put my feet up”. I got ahold
of a local company in my hometown of Gig Harbor, WA called TravelChair and they supplied me with the most awesome of chairs – The Big Bubba.
And boy did I put the Big Bubba (http://travelchair.com/products/big-bubba-mode-789frv-200) to the test! This chair is super sturdy and incredibly comfortable and I became the envy of my fellow riders, particularly with the foot support. It’s fast drying and includes a lumbar support pillow that can also be used for behind your head. It folds up neatly into a bag with a comfortable over the shoulder
Most people did bring chairs; many of them brought another cool style of camp chair that TravelChair also makes called The Steel Joey (http://travelchair.com/products/steel-joey-chair ). This chair folds up super small and is great for backpacking or small spaces – minus the leg support.
But since size was not really an issue for me, The Big Bubba was a hit. While relaxing with a beer or my dinner in my Big Bubba I often had people stop and ask me about the chair. I proudly told them that TravelChair is a company based in my hometown of Gig Harbor (www.travelchair.com) and how comfortable the chair was. In fact I dozed off in the chair one evening…it was more comfortable than laying on the ground in my tent!
After the ride was all over I spent about three hours in my Big Bubba reading my book
while I waited for my husband to come pick me up. During this time I had several people comment on how comfortable I looked, and one guy went and got his friend and brought his friend back to look at the chair. My claim to fame on the weeklong ride was my blue and grey Big Bubba.
Thanks Bubba. Thanks TravelChair. I’m always glad to support local!