Almost forgot...

A phone call over a month ago with a friend I've never met, a small "what if?" thought out loud on Facebook about renting an air conditioned RV next year, two of my (now experienced) support people thinking the same thing, one friend (so far) saying he'd do it too, and a family member that  said she'd do a day or two as well.

What am I talking about? Doing something I said I wouldn't do for at least eight more years.

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The more I think about it the more I want to do it in 2013 as a memorial for Billy Jo. It's also a way to get back to what I love - bike riding. I really slouched this year - this would give me a goal to ride a lot before that last week in July, to get as ready for it as possible.

But I ain't fucking camping again. Iowa in July is hot and humid as hell. Motel or RV. OK, I'll camp, but no more than 2 days, and not back-to-back. Yes - I'm a prima donna. So... if anyone has any ideas or thoughts, put them in the comments. The route won't be known until late January/early February.
 

And if I do it, I'll need to buy a few of these.

Training will have to wait awhile though - as I stated in the last post, Billy Jo's awake/alert time is dwindling - I'm not gonna be freezing my balls off on some farm road tomorrow and miss any of it.