With only eight days left until Ride Around Washington, I’m about as physically ready/pumped as I’m going to get. I still plan to bike commute next week to keep loose, and so the other major player in our fantasy bike commuting league still has to work to win this month 🙂
Later this morning, need to drop my bike off for some unbelievably last minute repair work. The connection between the seat collar and the flexible beam is loose. While I don’t think it would pop off, it’s not something I feel comfortable riding another 450 miles on, way the heck away from “civilization.” I’m fortunate that David Wilson, who added the disc brake braze-ons last year, was able to squeeze me into his busy schedule.
Saturday (8/19) is the bus ride up to Oroville. If we arrive early enough, I hope my “dinner on the economy” can involve a 16-mile warm-up across the border to Osoyoos for no logical reason other than “Because my passport is lonely?”
The ride itinerary looks like this:
|Oroville to Okanogan
|to Maryhill State Park