Leaving in about fifteen minutes to go to Davis…way excited!Â Lorri has put together a time chart for me and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to complete the 200 miles.Â I hadn’t realized the last rest stop stays open until past midnight!Â For some reason I had thought the route shut down by around 10pm.Â With the extra time, I think I’ll be able to do it.
I’ve also borrowed a light from Lorri that should last longer than my Vega.Â The Vega’s cute, light, and self-contained, but it only lasts four hours on its conservative power setting, and that won’t be long enough.Â So I’m borrowing Lorri’s, which lasts up to six hours.Â I may bring the Vega along just in case I need more than that – I don’t think I will, but if I’m out until 1am I might.Â Better to carry an extra 4-6 ounces than to have to stop because I ran out of light (doh!).
I have piles of energy gels (Lorri provided me with buckets of GU), butt balm, little baggies of Cytomax drink powder, and so on.Â I have an extra jersey and pair of cycling shorts I can pick up at the lunch stop.Â I’ve been over my packing list at least half a dozen times.
On to Davis! (and, on to Markleeville!)