I tour on a Waterford Adventurecycle. It is a fabulous touring bike.
How long before tour do you stop training?
I am leaving for a ride from SF to LA. My original departure date was Monday, but it has been pushed back to Wednesday. I took my last training ride on Thursday. Now that I won't be starting until Wednesday, I was wondering if I should take one more training ride, just to stay in the groove.
No, I don't at all think it's necessary to do another training ride. For example, the last two weeks before the start of my last tour was so nuts that I may only rode once during those two weeks. I still felt pretty good starting the tour, with no real problems.