I am well over the suggested 500 miles of training for the trip (703 as of April 23rd). So with some 35 days to go, every mile is more than enough.
I did 86 miles on Saturday the 14th and have been resting hard ever since. It may sound lazy, but they say you must train hard and rest harder. Also, there are five weeks to go and I am much ahead of schedule. On the bill are still the 100 Miles of Nowhere and an overnight trip to Western Maryland and back. Those alone will bring me up to 950 miles.
As for fundraising, I have reached 67%, with recent contributions coming from my church and extended family members. Thank you all that have contributed! I will have to keep reaching out to more groups and start visiting a few local businesses to keep fundraising going.
Today I stopped by the bike shop for all the essentials to get my bike ready for the road. On the agenda are a new chain, a new and bigger cassette (lower gear for bigger mountains), and a shiny new seat. It’ll be a Fi’zi:k Arione, which looks like a tiny blade. Surprisingly, it is super comfortable. I ordered a white one with a black stripe down the middle. But I may be able to get a blue one with a white stripe that was lying around the shop. Reduced pricing and I’m there!
Evelyn (aka the best bike ever (and the bike one has is always the best bike)) will be ready for some serious miles! I cannot wait for this trip to begin!