So for anyone who's not in the loop, here's the deal: I am biking to Chicago from Fort Collins, CO in June to raise money for The Family Center/La Familia (get info on their programs HERE). The route I've chosen is around 1,200 miles and will be crossing the midwest by way of Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and finally Illinois. This is a big deal for me; I've never attempted a solo trip of this length. This is also a huge deal for the ESL program at The Family Center/La Familia. Don't believe me? Ask this lil' guy:
So if you are interested in donating, you can do that! Just click the word "awesome"....AWESOME
As I am coming to find out prepping for a bike tour is an expensive and painstaking process. I have solicited the advice of a few friends (shout out here to Brian, Rafael, Evan and Claire!). The highlight of my week was the four hours I spent trying to put on the sweet (but uber-stiff) Continental Touring Plus tires. I eventually threw up my arms and went to Crankenstein, a local Fort Collins bike shop/bar/coffee shop for a cappuccino and some assistance. I got to go out in this weather:
What are you doing April?
Well, I pick up my BOB trailer on Saturday and will update with more pictures and info. Stay warm if you're in the area, and if not stay up on your allergy meds.