-missing my wife (longest we’ve been apart in 44 years of marriage is 2 weeks – another cycle trip)
-missing the Little People (and their parents). So much of our lives revolve around our grandchildren.
-missing our puppy. Shayna has been the dominant focus of our days and nights for the 3+ weeks she’s been in our lives.
-the length and challenge of the ride. 34 of the 40 days of cycling are challenging to hard (3 easy; 3 moderate). I’ve no idea what I’m going to feel like on, say, day 29.
-ability to get a decent latte/cappuccino each morning. I know we’ve found roadside stands in places like Eureka, Montana on past trips so hopefully this will not be an issue.
-will the harder riding I’ve been doing in training and the average daily distance and elevation gain of this trip make what I have always enjoyed (Bragg Creek loop; Canmore to Calgary; for example) seem less challenging?
-Is that tickle in my throat a cold coming on?
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