A lot of folks have been asking questions about our ride, so I will attempt to answer a few of them here.

Question: When are you leaving?

Answer: May 31

Question: What are you bringing?

Answer: As little as possible

Question: Why are you doing this?

Answer: We have no idea

Question: Where are you staying?

Answer: We have no idea

Question: Can you visit us on your way down?

Answer: Yes, as long as our route goes directly through your living room

Question: Have you been training?

Answer: Define training

Question:  Are you scared?  Nervous?  Worried?

Answer: Yes, yes, and yes

Question: What are you worried about?

Answer: (in no particular order)

  • Hills
  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Cars
  • Riding too many miles per day
  • Not riding enough miles per day
  • Big hills
  • Back pain
  • Ass pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Streets with the word “hill” in their names
  • Sun burn
  • Sun stroke
  • Failure
  • Emergency rooms
  • Boredom
  • Dogs
  • Broken bicycles
  • Flat tires
  • Ticks
  • Streets with the word “Vista”, ”Crest”, “View”, or ”Cliff” in their names
  • Hunger
  • Thirst
  • Dehydration
  • The kids
  • The house
  • The cats
  • Too hot
  • Too cold
  • Too rainy
  • Mountains
  • Money
  • Not finding places to sleep
  • Crocodiles
  • Giant bugs
  • Poison ivy
  • Sleeping outside in poison ivy with crocodiles and giant bugs
  • Long bridges
  • Chiggers
  • Banjo music near any river in the south