I was all packed and ready to leave today but I decided to delay my bike trip due to the next 10 days of nothing but thunderstorms predicted for the whole duration of my trip. I had planned on a few days of rain, but not 10 freakin days! There comes a point of how much of a challenge I want, and at this point I am already challenging myself with riding on busy roads everyday, riding through big cities I am unfamiliar with, riding with a not so good hip flexor and iliopsoas muscle, and just completing my 600 plus miles. Adding rain everyday to the mix is where I draw the line. I should have planned a kayak trip instead. Anyway, it is sunny and blue skies today and I am frustrated at this point because I am truthfully tired of thinking about this trip. I just want to be on my way and get on with it already. I have been wanting to do this for two years and planning for it the last three months. So another three weeks of waiting is a bit of torture for me. Hopefully, I made the right decision. I guess the good part in postponing is that I can prepare my butt, hands, neck a bit more for this long trip.
Here is a picture of an old church ruin in Beaufort County that I will be riding past. I am eager to be amidst the old oak trees adorned in all their lacy Spanish Moss dreaming of what life was like in the Lowcountry during 1700’s. I just discovered there are a few Plantations near this church ruin that aren’t to far off my route. I will ride past them as well to see more of the area. Just pray for no rain on that day! I would like to enjoy that part of the trip.