More details on Sunday, if I survive of course.
Meanwhile, I’m working on my packing list for a century.
- Cycling gloves (can't ride without these)
- Cycling shoes, socks (several, you never know)
- Helmet, headbands
- Clothing: variety of jerseys, bibs
- Vest & rain jacket (the forecast says warm & toasty, but I'll be out pedaling at 7AM, when the sun barely woke up)
- Arm warmers (easier to pull out that long sleeve anything)
- Water Bottles (no camelbacks, in spite of what the organization says, I hate riding with them)
- Food: gels, dried fruit, energy bars (they will be handing these out too, but there's really no substitute for food one is used to).
- Extra packets of cytomax (again, that’s what I’m used to drink and one does not want to switch the day of the century. I plan to go for water jug only).
- Cycle computer +Heart rate monitor strap (more than any other day, better to keep things in check).
- Safety ID Tag (to ID the corpse, if need be)
- Post Event Snack, a few gallons of water, flip flops, some very comfy clothing to wear afterwards
- Extra tubes, allen wrenches for last minute checks/fixes
- Floor pump
Hastily added to the list:
- Map to get to departure
- Other documents (hotel reservation, proof of registration in the event)
- Chamois cream
- Lube (these last two items sound quite hilarious together, so I will specify that the lube is for bicycle chain and parts)
- One should remember to load the bike, if any riding at all needs to occur!