Tomorrow's My BIG Day!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tomorrow morning at 5am I start out on something called an Extreme Iron Butt Challenge. Basically, an iron butt challenge means you ride 1,000 miles in under 24 hours. Extreme means there is something else thrown in - in this case I have to complete all 7 Pennsylvania Tour of Honor monument stops in that same 24 hours. One of the guys doing it has mapped it down to selecting gas stations and food stops - and if we keep to the schedule we will finish with like 40 minutes to spare. (Yea, I know, not a lot.)
So, I'm about ready to go. Grabbed some new water bottles today so we can carry extra. (I hate paying $1.50 for a bottle of something I can get at home for free!) Snacks are packed. Power bars are packed. Hard candies bought. Rain gear, extra dry clothes, tools, emergency first aid kit - check, check, check and check. Hubby will be stopping on the way home to get boot coverings in case it rains. We always say we need to get them, but never do, and riding for any amount of time with wet boots is just uncomfortable!
So wish me luck, safe riding and dry weather! I'll let you know how it goes! (And I haven't been away because I wanted to be. I usually log in from work and I've been training someone. I can't exactly say - go away so I can play on the internet for 1/2 hour!)