No riding since Thursday. I took my Allez into the shop for a tune-up knowing that I was going to be out of town for the weekend. It should be all fixed up today. Hope to get back in the saddle tonight.

Speaking of saddles. I talked with Bryant Young last night (he is the guy who rode across SC last week) and he was telling me that he ended up with “saddle rot” — no not just saddle sores, but saddle rot. Frankly, I don’t even want to think about it.

He made the mistake of trying some new shorts just for trip. I guess it is true what I have heard, when you go to do a long ride don’t change anything. The smallest change in routine can throw you off mentally. The smallest change in equipment can lead to a break down — or in this case — saddle rot.

Great job, Bryant! Check out this recent story about his ride. Now on to the next challenge…