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Old 08-05-11, 07:46 PM
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First Cycling Tour Tomorrow!

Hello Tour Lovers,

Assembled and ready to go for tomorrow morning (well, still have to pack a little bit).

Where to?

Nearly 340 miles which must be covered in four days @ 85 miles a day (or at least that's the goal -- if not, no biggie). Why?

To pick up this '92 Geo Metro from a friend.

I could've just bought a flight ticket to get there; pay up $70 and be done with it, right? No, that's not the point. This is an opportunity to get in shape and take a moment to enjoy life in a unique experience. Besides, I'm training for my ultimate cycling tour @ Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Egypt which is happening beginning of October.

If I die, I just want to say thanks to all of you for your help in preparing my first journey and my bike. May you all be rewarded (Karma? God-given? Luck?) for your generosity.

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Have a good ride post when you can about your adventure
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I second that have a great ride...... Let us know how it goes... And wow..... Going from first tour now to that HUGE tour in October... I'm gearing up for my first small tour this fall...
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I like the way you think. Use any excuse to ride. Have fun. I bet the trip there is much more enjoyable than the return trip.
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Have a great time! I'm sure you'll have a blast!

85 miles a day is much easier if you get an early start each morning. Have most of your packing done the night before. Choose not to have anything for breakfast that requires cooking.

Personally, I like to wake up throw my gear on the bike and knock off 10 to 20 miles before breakfast. Take a nice leisurely breakfast in a cafe someplace and then another put in 20-30 miles before a long lunch and relaxation time. You can be over halfway to your goal before lunch if you get an early start.

Take your time- enjoy the sights. Talk to the locals. Plan on a 10mph average knowing you might be faster, but you'll usually be able to predict when and where you'll be by a certain time.
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