Ahh! We leave in just days and I'm still not ready to go! I don't even have my train ticket yet! So much to do!
I've been reading many books, blogs, and articles about bicycle tourists over the past year, and nearly all of them mention not practicing riding their bikes fully loaded before setting out on their trips. I had been thinking that was a silly mistake that I wouldn't dream of making, but I was sooooo wrong. There's no way I'll be taking a test trip-- I still don't have my panniers! I thought it'd be just the little things that would be last-minute, but indecisiveness and a tight budget have caused me to delay ordering my saddle bags. So, no. No test trip. I'm officially like most other cyclists. Go me?