I’ll keep this short because I’m in a Starbucks but yesterday I did my first dry run. It was a 5 hour, 40 mile bike to Mastic Beach where I camped and return. It ended up being an 8 hour bike camped an am now making my way back. I have learned several things: I need to hustle up and get bike racks as this backache needs to die right now and my bike seat needs to be replaced ASAP as my ass doesn’t know what it did to deserve the level of torture it has received. I have approximately 25 miles left to home and it’s pouring rain so I’d better head out.