i rode 15 miles yesterday after nearly 2 months off ('cept for 30 minutes on the stationary bike every now and then). LORDY...am i out of shape!
looking ahead, i'll be in jackson hole in mid july. i'd like to take the oppy to tour some of yellowstone then. i'm wondering what i should do to prepare.....we don't have many hills here so i'm thinking i should travel locally to do some tours over hilly terrain to prep. also, i'm not sure what to bring. my only rack with be a seat-post mounted rack. i'll bring 2 water bottles and a hydration pack. i'll have a pump, tools and a patch repair kit. i'll have my cell phone and gps. what else do you think? bear repellant? basic survival gear like thermal blanket, lighter, swiss army knife? camping food packs?
i'll also establish a "flight plan" and give it to my wife so she knows my "intended" route.