Out with the old, in with the new…

20 DAYS!!! So how do you know when you’re ready to take on a cross-country bike trip?

1.) When spandex becomes your outfit of choice and regular cloths just don’t seem right.

2.) When you’ve worked up an appetite for PB&J everyday.

3.) When you’ve mastered opening up a Clif-bar while riding, and on-the-road hydration.

4.) When changing a flat is no longer a question of  if  you can, but rather a game of who can do it faster. ( My personal best is still 13:25)

5.) When you’ve trained right through the inner lining of your tires.

Turns out as of yesterday I’ve reached #5. To be fair though those old tires did have some previous pre-training miles on them, but on my last ride it became pretty obvious it was time to swap them out. With a new set of tires on, and that new tire smell too, I think I’m just about ready to go.  I can’t wait to meet up with my fellow I4K -ers and start this adventure. It’ll be great to meet so many new faces along this journey.


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