Welp, it seems a little silly to have a packing list put together already but we do! We’ve even weighed our bikes with fully loaded panniers. BTW props to our kids for the Ortlieb bags for Christmas.
We’ve learned a lot from skyping with the Lone Rider, aka Vic Andrade, who cycled across the country in 2016, and our running bud Damon Richards who got his kicks cycling Route 66 back in 2014. Our most asked questions? What did you bring that you didn’t use/need? What didn’t you bring that you wish you had?
Mostly all that’s left now is the training. Tom’s been spinning a couple times a week and commuting on his bike to work. I’ve been on the indoor trainer a few times but not enough. #itsonlymarch
Both of us are running races in Carmel at the end of the month and The Pig in Cincinnati in May so we just keep running and riding. At some point there will be a tipping point when we run less and ride more.
A couple weeks ago the power went out for several hours so we fished out our Whisperlight stove to brew some tea. Yup, we’re planning on camping and cooking our own meals as much as possible. Welp, Vic and Damon can’t help us there. #onourown
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Becky and I hope to see you on your first few days. I might even become the not so lone rider and trail you a little! Keep up the preparations!
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Hope to see you both as well, Vic and you’re welcome to join us! It will take us a few days to get the routine of riding, laundry, cooking and camping but we have plenty of days to practice. 🙂 Thanks for your helpful advice in our planning. 🙂