I bailed out of a double century I was registered to do tomorrow. Rain is predicted for the first few hours of the ride and I'm not that comfortable going down slippery hills, but that's not the primary reason I bailed.
I'm on a big project at work and I have to fly to the east coast for a business trip on Monday. The VP who picked me to go on the trip would not be thrilled that I was planning on riding 200 miles in the rain on Saturday with the possibility of crashing and not being able to make my flight on Monday. So I decided not to go.
Now I feel bad. It's not the loss of entry fee, but the fact that I trained for this and planned and now I'm not going to do it. I'm almost thinking I should have started and just DNF'd if the weather was too bad.
Have you ever had to quit a long ride before you started?