I've probably gotten in about 30+ miles in the past couple of days running around to bike shops despite the continuous showers here in Miami. I don't mind so much getting out in the rain, because when I start the tour, it'll happen whether I like it or not. I picked up some booties to keep my feet dry. The brand name is Gator and they go above the ankles. They cost me 40 bucks, but I spent a lot of time looking around for others that didn't exist, were only available online (at similar price), or didn't have my size.
I am still on a quest to get correct fitting Aerobars. They are a must since I still have problems with numbness after long rides. I've tried just about everything and I think the answer is just having a variety of hand positions. Right now, I can't get the current set to work with my handlebar bag because they fasten on to the bottom of the bars. I think I need some that attatch to the top so I can have some clearance for the bag.
So, as soon as I feel everything is in working order on the bike, I'll take that baby apart and pack it up in the box for my flight.
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