Today and tomorrow I’ve decided I’m not going to ride. That is subject to change of course, but it’s an okay plan at the moment. According the RAGBRAI coach:
Many of you have to travel for a day or two prior to the start of RAGBRAI and that’s a good thing. It allows your legs one final rest period before the big ride. I would suggest going for a spin on Saturday when you arrive, to make sure you bike has made the trip okay and to loosen up your legs.
That pretty much covers me. I was a bit sore of after the weekend and today I’m good again. Tomorrow? Well tomorrow I leave town and I simply don’t have a lot time as I’ll be working a full eight hours, going out to dinner, and dealing with the airport.
I’m still working out the packing. I piled everything together yesterday and tentatively packed to see what would fit. Now I’ve got to go through it all again and remove those things I simply don’t need. Do I take my Kindle or a paperback? This one is actually pretty simple…paperback. While I love my Kindle (2nd gen.) and it’s probably no heavier than a paperback that’ll keep me busy for a week, it’s just one more thing to worry about. If I lose a paperback no big deal.
Shirts – do I take the ones I’ve been wearing for training or the new ones (same kind) that I’ve never yet donned?
See, that’s the way this is coming down. Sigh.
[Ultimately I’ll probably take the worn shirts because I’m going to get greasy at some point.]
So here I am on the eve of my departure almost, but not quite, ready to go! Yippee!!!