More Pre-Ride Thoughts and Updates
T minus 5 days and counting. I fly out Friday evening to San Francisco to meet up with my beloved Desert Roadrunners for a pizza dinner and carb load. Mmmmmm, pasta and pizza, what a delicious way to prepare for this event. I can hardly wait.
I realize that I have a LOOOOONNNNNNGGGGG road ahead of me coming up soon, but I know that I've prepared myself well for it. I'm ready and I'm so excited and stoked I could pee my pants.
The buzz on Facebook is mind-boggling. People are posting pictures of their luggage packing, bicycles at bike shipping and even posting YouTube videos of previous rides. I watched one of these videos (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bgye5LQB0I) and got so teary eyed remembering my experience as a roadie in 2008 and 2009.
I am about to experience a life-changing journey with 2,500 cyclists and about 750 roadies. We are a family as we proceed down the coast of California looking out for and supporting each other every step of the way. It is a family like I've never experienced! People from all over the world and from EVERY walk of life accepting, loving and supporting each other with a distinct lack of judgement or prejudice. It is such an amazing experience!
I can't believe I'm almost done packing and I've cleaned and lubed up my bike. Wow, I sure got A LOT done today without much effort!
I had a friend ask me if I had anything to do for the rest of the week because I'm just going to drive myself crazy with excitement. Well, the answer is not too much. I have a little bit of work to do and I have a lot of cleaning up to do around the house, but I really want to relax as much as possible. We'll see how that goes.
Anyway, that's all for today. Check back soon to see how things are going on the ride.