The Days Before

I leave for San Francisco tomorrow morning, early.  Rowing time early.  That means being packed today.

Unfortunately, I am slightly apprehensive about my level of preparedness.  Walking around today in the 7 degree Celsius rain made me reconsider some of the clothing I'll be bringing.  Or better stated, some of the clothing I won't be bringing.  Thankfully I'll have 4 days in San Francisco to sort out the details.

I'll have to figure out food and water there.  The common pre-race refrain of "dump your water" keeps playing in my head.  DId you know that a gallon of water is just over 8 pounds?  I must confess I had never really thought about it.  I'm usually on top of the water, not lugging it over the Rocky Mountains.  I will be taking several gallons of water. 

  At least I'll have my mojo to help me along.  Welcome aboard, Hulk.

 

At least I'll have my mojo to help me along.  Welcome aboard, Hulk.

This forms the majority of the items that I'll be bringing with me.  Not shown is one pannier, my off-cycle shoes (sperries, what else) and very likely another set of longsleeve tights/top.  Also not shown is my water/food set up.  That will follow when I arrive in SF.

This forms the majority of the items that I'll be bringing with me.  Not shown is one pannier, my off-cycle shoes (sperries, what else) and very likely another set of longsleeve tights/top.  Also not shown is my water/food set up.  That will follow when I arrive in SF.