It is a rest week which means only nine hours of training and pretty light training at that. That gives me a chance to start this blog/log. I want to write for two overlapping groups of friends.
First are those who are interested in what I am doing to get ready for the uber ride in September. For those friends training for a long distance ride is something unknown. I certainly don't want to imply that I know as much as my coach but I can pass along the what and why of what he has me doing.
The second group of friends are those who are just interested in my rides. Why I am doing them. What I see. Who I meet. Where I go. For them I want to try and provide a travel log and maybe interest a few of them into cycling.
And then there is my selfish purpose in keeping a record so I can remember all those places, people, and events in some detail.
So there are 16 weeks from Sunday when the uber ride, the fast transcontinental, begins.