43 Days to go! The bike has been to the bike mechanic and now has a New Bike Crankset, New Cassette and cables, New Chain, New new brake cables. Only thing I will change are the tires and tubes, which will be done one week before the trip.
Houston Urban Bicycle Gallery has put it back in tip top condition for another trip across the US of MS.
I take off on September 5, on Amtrak from Houston TX headed for San Diego, CA My train connects up with another one, in San Antonio, Tx, that will be carrying my friend from St. Louis, Ed Carl. He rode the Trans Am ride with me last year. From there we continue on to Los Angles, CA Then we change trains to finish up in San Diego, CA at about 10:30 A.M on September 7.
Once we get off the train, we will only be 4 miles from our start point hotel. We will catch a bus at the train terminal and take it to within 1/2 mile of our hotel.
At 2:00 P.M. we will attend our orientation meeting. Once complete, we will rest for the start of our trip on September 8.