So far, I have been the rider with the most mishaps. On the first day my pedal and arm to the pedal fell off. Then on our 6th practice ride a chain of events led to my rear gear change basically exploding into my spokes which led to me not being able to finish the 30 miles or do the next ride the following day. Then on another ride my feet came unclipped and hit the road which made me swerve. While trying to regain my balance I fishtailed and fell on my shoulder, which caused my jersey to get blood stained and the seat on my bike in need of replacement. (Needless to say, we have had our fair share of mishaps so far.) Our last ride was “uneventful” as we finished our longest ride yet: 38 miles!
The longest day that we will have on the actual ride will be 112 miles. Drew says that we will be fine, but I have some trouble trusting him on that.
It has been pretty rainy for the past two weeks so that has definitely put a damper on our riding schedule. But, it looks like it is clearing up, so we should be able to catch up on lost time.
Shout out to my family, Alex, mom, grandma, grandpa, grandma Janice, the Harveys, the Grangers, and of course our sponsors! Thank you everybody and I hope to see you while I’m suffering in the heat and humidity for 600+ miles.