This is probably the least prepared I have ever been for a bike trip. I’m supposed to leave in less than 3 days. and this is my first post to the blog (on the 2010 trip, I had already posted two months prior to the trip. We had trained for months, and taken a shakedown ride weeks before the trip. On this one, I haven’t even taken the touring bike out a single time, yet. And I’ve gathered supplies, but haven’t really packed. With tax filing and other responsibilities, I haven’t had the energy left over.
This trip is different from others in a few ways:
- Waterproof panniers. If they work, it will be wonderful to have dry clothes and supplies. However, the roll top dry bags have no side pockets. I will have to take the things off the rear rack to access anything.
- I’m leaving from home. No airline flights to the start point.
- I’m going alone. If I meet up with others on the road, so much the better.
- It’s through a part of the country I’ve never visited
When those doubts pop up, I have to remember…
No longer a slave to fear.
No longer a hostage to worry.
No longer an addict to comfort.
Let’s do this.