I signed up for my first bike trip this morning. The trip is biking through Williamsburg, VA (I may finally make it to the Governor's Palace, yipppeeeee) one weekend in June. I am really excited because I love Colonial Williamsburg a lot, and it should be fun.
I have two problems to deal with before I go. The first is that I have no idea what to pack. I know I need my cycling clothes, but what about non cycling activities like dinner and the ice cream social? Should I just pack a nice skirt, shorts and tee shirts? Would I look stupid with a suitcase or should I throw it all in a gym bag and call it a day? What kind of bike gear do I need to make sure I have?
Second problem. The boyfriend won't go, but I feel guilty going without him. In the two years we have been together I have asked, begged, and attempted to bribe him into going on a bike trip (he's not athletic but he does ride his mtb occassionally, usually after being brow beaten or bribed depending on my mood). I gave up a year ago, and finally got frustrated enough to start biking with other people and quit waiting for him to do stuff with me. But even with this resolve to do the things that make me happy, I still feel guilty. I am also angry that he won't even try. Should I just ignore it and go about the business of getting ready for my trip?