T-minus 10 hours or so before I leave for a couple thousand miles of hard riding.
Years ago, I’d have been ready for a road trip days before. Perhaps weeks. The bike would have been double or triple checked, the tools packed, the riding gear accounted for and packed. Preparation is the key!
Apparently I’ve come to doubt that philosophy. I’m headed for a solo trip to Colorado…leaving in about 9 hours 55 minutes.
Here’s the bike. Think it’s ready?
Got a new tire on the rim…need to mount it on the bike. Need to replace the grips. New battery (it started mis-behaving last week so I ordered a new one), oil change, and rear end service.
I’m excited for the road trip…really I am! I need some hard miles. It’s been too long. Getting ready? Meh…not an issue.
I’m either hopelessly self-confident, the ultimate procrastinator, intensly masochistic, or maybe it’s all of the above.
Now…I wonder if I’ve got a map around here somewhere?
T-minus 9 hours 50 minutes…
(hollars at the wife)
“Honey!? Have you seen my rain suit?”