Now reality is sinking in as I pack my duffle bag and get the bike ready to be shipped. Everything around the house and at work is now centered around the trip, making sure my clients know that I’ll be away and what to do in case of emergency. Also, on the new medical front, our 9 year old Golden Retriever, Iris, had a nerve sheath tumor removed by my wife (a general veterinary practitioner) but Iris needs followup radiation therapy. We are planning to have the 21 treatments performed about 3-4 hours away in New Jersey by a friend of ours who is a veterinary oncologist. Kathy changed her work schedule to provide the time to bring Iris to NJ three times weekly while I’m away to get started soon on her treatment and then when I return from PAC Tour I’ll start driving Iris to NJ too. I’ll be thinking of Iris and Kathy constantly during the trip and please join me in wishing them safe and successful trips to NJ. The prognosis is fairly good on the other side of the radiation treatments.
Not too ready?- Here I am on a surgery day with my scrubs, helmet, and cycling shoes showing the Southern route for PAC Tour. Can’t wait to finish my cataract surgery for the day and get on the bike to ride home with a typical training ride. My straight ride home from work is 15 miles but with PAC Tour training, I’ll often get 70-100 miles in before and after work.