I've long wanted to do a tour. Friends have done Texas 4000. As a cyclist, is just something that becomes appealing. When I did the Hugel, It was epic, but also stoked the fire for something bigger. Bigger is 300+ miles from my birthtown (Austin) to my hometown (Mcallen). It is something I have thought about for quite a while. It is not a big tour of any sort, but for various and sundry reasons, it is something I need. I've planned for two day and three day options. I am ready for this. I have done my homework. I have family and friends that will come to my help if need be...crazy people.
Funny way how this came up.
Being a carless freak, my Christmas homecoming depended on me finding a ride home who has room for a bike (Id go nuts without one). I told my mom about this, and she said, "just ride your bike home". She was joking. Really, really joking. For some reason. Well...for many reasons actually, it struck a serious cord. I knew that this was the time for me to do this.