We're all training and gear sorting hard... Well, I know I am, and you can believe it too: http://t.co/ehn9tF7qzR
Will is as well, as shown by his bike ride upload on Endomondo...
But as for Tom... well, we're all just gonna have to take his word for it, as he's still mobile-phone-less. (So no GPS-enabled whiz-bang smartphone to track his training...)
Of course, those of us who know Tom, know his dedication and tenacity, so there's no doubt he'll be prepared too!
He's been busy with some handiwork, customising his bike to have a new carrier on top of his front rack.
|Tom's inner MacGyver got busy makin' stuff!|
|Toms new tent, riding up front this time.|
|Clean, new n shiny...|
|Loaded up, for the familiar 'leaning on a tree, bike and gear' shot...|
|The Bearded Bandit, rides again!|
OK, 50 miles is a pretty standard, even short day, compared to the rides we've done before... I think our average is around 60 miles a day. We've done short 30 miles to town near-o days, and sometimes big, 'gotta get to town!' days, such as a 120 miler on the CDT, and a 110 mile day on the Northern Tier.
So yes, a 50 mile ride yesterday (OK ALMOST 50 miles) might seem less than enough... but did I mention that the humidity was pushing 80%... and the mercury was nudging up to the 100F mark? Yeah, it was roasty-toasty out there, so although my ride time was just over 4 hours, I was out for around 6, as a few shade-breaks were called for!
|The far-flung bus stop at Krangi was a good shade break.|
|Must. Get. Cold. Drink!|
More news coming soon...