I am planning on riding the Courage Classic (www.couragetours.com) next week, it's a supported tour that basically runs from Leadville, CO to Copper Mountain, CO and back over three days. I'm trying to convince myself to go through with it.
I haven't trained as much as I'd like due to some work and family nonsense hitting the fan all at once. This will be by far the most riding I've ever crammed in to three days, and I don't have as much experience in the mountains as I'd like. Logically I know I can go slow, take the SAG wagon if I need it, and the club I'm riding with is full of totally cool, supportive people. Everyone I've told about the tour and my training has said I should be in good shape and they're confident. But I still want to cancel.
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has gotten psyched out from a big ride when things haven't gone exactly as planned (or even if they have) during the weeks leading up to it. Any thoughts on how to get my confidence back in balance with the rest of my mind and my body?