Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Shake Down Cruise

We arrived here in Leesburg, Virginia early Tuesday afternoon and have been slowly getting everything organized to start the ride on Thursday morning at 4 o'clock. As the ride gets closer and we spend more time looking at the ride details, things are coming into focus. According to the mapping that Rob has been doing, the 50,000 feet of climbing may be conservative. His GPS program is showing 17,000 feet for each of the first two days and a ride total of approximately 58,000 feet. Should be interesting.

This morning Mark, Rob, and I went for a 20 mile shake down cruise on the W & OD bicycle trail. The bikes all seemed to be in order. Now we are just spending a quiet afternoon waiting for bike inspection and check-in later this afternoon.

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