The three of us will be meeting up on May 30 in Inverness, Scotland. Early the following morning, we have arranged to be transported up to John O'Groats with our bikes, where we will start the trip. This route is 963 miles, over 16 riding days, with 39,000 feet of climbing. The weather should be cool (40's up to low 70's) and will probably feature a good deal of rain. Pretty much the only sure thing is that it will NOT be hot!
I am still hoping to get in a little meaningful training before leaving, but I have the remnants of a nasty cold and precious little time remains. This weekend I went over the bike, replaced the chain and made various minor adjustments. I also set aside the clothing I will be bringing, but the actual packing of bike and gear will be delayed until the convenient holiday on May 25th.