My adventure is just around the corner, and I can hardly believe it! I shipped my bike and gear to my niece's house, (she lives near Seattle) and I fly there on Friday. I plan to start my journey on Monday. I can't tell you how excited I am! I'm having trouble sleeping and usually that is not a problem for me!
It was cheaper for me to fly and ship my gear than take the Amtrak which was my original plan. But this way, I get to travel with my sister, spent some time with my family, and get some loose ends tied, before I'm on my bike.
One of those loose ends, and this sounds a little trivial after all the preparation (packing, repacking, weighing, taking stuff out, etc, etc, etc) is what do do with my head in the rain. I've covered my body. In fact, one of my biggest splurges was on a shower pass elite rain jacket, but I didn't purchase the hood part. I just think that if someone spends that much money on a rain jacket, the hood should be included! and not cost extra. In any case, I think the hood restricts vision and head movement. But how to keep my head dry and water from running down my back? that's the question. A shower cap? keeps your head dry but does water still run down your back? If anyone has advice in this regard, I'd so be happy to hear it!
I figured that when I got to Seattle, I might find something that would fit the ticket. Seems like a good place to buy rain gear!
Just wanted to touch base here and let you all know how appreciative I am for your good advice and help. I going to do an online journal for family and friends (they think I'm crazy), so I'll still be checking here, too.