Ok, it is Tuesday before the ride and we are feeling a bit more confident. We rode nearly 60 miles on Saturday, and might have gone farther but Dave had a flat. Since we could walk on Sunday we feel pretty good that we can make the ride and survive. Dave is still $70 short of his fundraising goal but at least he’s managed to raise some last-minute money. Carin has graciously donated her dog-watching services so they can stay home and avoid the doggie hotel. I think we are fairly prepared. All we have to do now is pedal away!!
Only one week to go! Are we ready? Well, I’m getting a little nervous. I know the first day will be OK but getting back in the saddle on the second day….oh how that will hurt. I’ve been riding to work a few times a week which is about 18 miles each way (sometimes I wuss out and take the train home) but on the weekends we’ve done a few fairly substantial training rides so I think we will survive. But we will be sore. Also, Dave still hasn’t raised enough $$ so you have a last chance to donate if you click here:
Thanks for your support and you’ll see photos from the ride soon!
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