This is the third day I haven’t been on the bike. It seems like it is one thing or another every day. I am trying to get my mileage up. I don’t want to be so tired that I don’t enjoy the tour, or move so slowly that it takes me forever to make my way down the coast. There is no substitute for time on the bike if I want to get better and stronger.
Also, I think I have come to need it. I’m OK for a couple days, but by three days I’m starting to feel restless and a bit out of sorts. It is no secret that exercise has all sorts of physical and mental benefits. Tomorrow… tomorrow I will be on the bike! I have a commitment later in the morning but I can do some, and this weekend I can do more.
But, I have been doing other things. I researched airline tickets. I think it’s time I pull out my plastic and buy the ticket. If I am going to do this, make the commitment and buy the ticket! I have been reading blogs and following Facebook groups, and gathering more useful information about the trip ahead.
We are warmshowers.org hosts and there are some cyclists headed this way who have come down from Alaska, so I plan to pick their brains and learn all I can from them.
I figure I have about seven weeks. I feel ready, like I could leave now but that’s easy to say from my chair. Do I feel the same after a 30 mile ride? Probably not. I know I’ll get stronger as I go and I shouldn’t fret so much. It’s an experience, not a race and I have nothing to prove.