Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Here's the Plan

Not really going to go 33 days straight through this one, but here's the daily idea of what I'm going to try and do.  Ouch on the average high of 90 degrees! Going to be getting up and ready to go at day break obviously.  Should be a nice easy moderate start on the miles, then hopefully when the legs start to really get in shape its time to put in the 100 mile days. 

You can see Texas is pretty challenging. It's desolate and I'm really hoping there's more hotel options than what its looking like so I don't have to camp that much.  Love the idea of the unknown though. Piece of cake after the long haul through that state.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

First time on the road

The weather finally broke today in Indianapolis so it was time to hit the road with the new bike. Did a quick hour and 12 miles. What a great bike! I'm amazed what a difference there us between a $350 and a $1700 bike. The gears just slide up and down, the disc brakes stop on a dime, and the crank shaft makes for easy peddling.

It was not fun getting it dirty the first time out as there were many puddles and snow melt off on the road.

3 months away and counting.