It’s the night before the big ride. Six thousand miles (exactly, somehow) in 12 days, meaning 500 miles per day on average and 104 hours in the saddle.

I’ll depart the Atlanta area tomorrow (Wed, Jul 13, 2016) around 2PM and should make it to Mt. Vernon, IL around 9PM. I pick up an hour riding into Central Time — which I appreciate on the way West but losing three hours on the way home is putting a lot of pressure on the end of the trip.

I’m excited and a little nervous. Which, I suppose, is exactly how you should feel just prior to a grand adventure. Or misadventure. My next post will be from the road!