Yes dear friends it’s come down to this, the day after tomorrow will be my retirement day. If you cannot tell, I’ve been looking forward to this event for quite some time now. Today, the Perma-Bear took me out for a farewell luncheon. We went to Five Guys Burger and Fries, a high-end fast-food burger chain that specializes in its toppings. Interestingly and totally out of character, I played it conservative and only ran my burger through the garden (lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle), while he having been there before, was way more adventurous, dare I say even liberal? It was good food and a good time, but mainly because I behaved myself, until now. Pictured is a retirement gift from my colleague and friend James. It is a flask with a matching bottle cage that is designed to attach under a bike seat. I haven’t used it yet, but I do have a test plan. I’ll first test the “bottle”, which reminds me that it was James that first introduced me to Drunk Cyclist (Two wheels – One Dark Lord). Be careful where you check out this site, because back in the day, it wasn’t always safe for work (NSFW). Although, it looks a lot safer now. Anyway, once I have ascertained the validity of the containment vessel, the next step will be to affix it to my bike. I understand that this unit also doubles as a rear fender, but you might want to wipe it then before each use. I’m going to miss seeing these guys daily, but the day after tomorrow I’ll start my new job, retiree.