Trip Start Sep 13, 2012
41Trip End Oct 24, 2012
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Would you rather
(a) Stay snuggled under the crisp cotton covers of the king sized bed in your luxury hotel, dreaming of a hot foam bath with muscle soothing eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary bath crystals or maybe a shower with yuan zhi shower gel, followed by a leisurely stroll around town in the sunshine OR
(b) Flog yourself for 125 miles over the rollling hills which our guide notes say "will prove challenging"?
Yeah, me too. And that's the problem from now until the end. I''m ready to have a rest from the bike. I feel I've proved I can suffer! I've ridden over 2,500 miles. I'd like to hire a car and drive to Charleston. But, I can't give up now. I have to finish the mission! David says we should think of ourselves at Everest's final base camp before an attempt on the summit. We are three quarters of the way across. It's like a symphony with 3 movements - unfinished. It's time for the fourth and final movement - with the grand finale. So I get out of bed at 5.30 a.m. and ride 125 hilly miles. We remind ourselves we need to pay attention. Most accidents happen in the last 7 days.