Hey guys. I'm fairly new to road biking, I'm more of a mountain biker. I bought myself a road bike a couple months ago. Its a Specialized Allez (Second hand). I will be doing a cross country tour with this bike (1300 miles). I am looking for advice on what I should change on this bike before the big trip. I will be getting new tires tomorrow, probably Continental Ultra Gator Skins (23x700). An important side note is that I will not need any panniers or bags other than a backpack because we are a large group and will have a couple cars following us with a trailer for our bags. I will also be re gripping the handlebars soon. Anything else I should be worried about?
Thanks for the help, here are some pics of my bikes: