30-Day Pre-Bike Ride Panic
Monday, May 17, 2010
Hi, Speeps! I hope everyone is good. Here's my dumb story.
So, I've been planning to go on a 6 day bike tour with my kid.
Signed up in January, sent money, got accepted. Check.
I could sign up for a bus ride to the event, as well as meals, and pay for those at a later date. I didn't have the money at the time, so I had to put it off. Today, I figured I had better check into that. Well, that date has come and gone. I missed it. Now I'm on my own for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as a ride across the state. :(
I also don't have any substantial camping gear to speak of. I'm sure I could borrow or buy some of that stuff. But I feel like I've don't a last-minute thing here, and now I'm all anxious.
I had planned to start camping with my daughter on the weekends, just to get a feel for what we're going to be missing and/or need. But we haven't done anything yet. And of course there's something to do every weekend up to the ride.
I've barely been training for this ride. We put in 16 miles yesterday and it felt like a lot. How are we going to do 50 miles a day?
It was already going to be a challenge to take my girl camping for 6 days. Who knows if it will be hot/cold/rainy. Who knows if she'll hate it and want to go home after day 2. But now, I can't even plan on where my eggs and toast are going to come from. I feel like I've failed in planning this even.
I've wanted to do this ride for so long, but now that it's here, I feel so unprepared, that part of me just wants to call it off. But I'll hate myself if I call it off. Argh.
Argh. I don't know what my decision is going to be. I'm just frustrated at myself.
More later... Albert