We’re now inside of 50 days before we leave on or trip. We have all of the big things nailed down like the dates, route, SAG drivers, training, etc. It’s the little things that are driving us nuts. If someone were to ride with Matt & I during our training rides they would think we were going to be nowhere near civilization during our ride (of course some points of South Dakota may be considered nowhere near civilization). We keep discussing what we need to bring and what are we going to do in certain situations. We have talked through the gear, nutrition, clothing, accommodations, weather, traffic, injury, etc. You name it and we’ve talked through it dozens of times. Now we’re onto “what are we forgetting?”. Just about the time we have each other completely stressed we remind ourselves that when Matt’s Dad cycled across America 20 years ago, they had no GPS or cell phones. They figured it out and had a great trip across America. While it’s important for us to be well planned out and organized we also have to keep it all in perspective. Basically, as long as we can ride our bikes we’ll make it…
Where Are We?
Riding Time: 220:45 (hours:minutes)
Elevation Gain: 117,768 feet