This trip is starting to get real. I have everything prepared except for the things that have to be done the morning of departure such as putting timers on the lights and shutting off the water. I went cycling this morning with the thought of doing some interval training, but then I reconsidered the intervals. What is the sense of getting in better cycling shape when I'll be off the bike for more than three months beginning Saturday? Being an exercise nut, I did get in 53 miles, but most of those miles were at a moderate to easy pace.