We left Wildhorse and arrived at the glamorous Plaza Motel in Preston a few hours later. Preston is the town where they filmed the movie Napoleon Dynamite. If we'd had more time, we might have driven around town to check out some of the shooting locations, but we'd have to do it some other time. I was very busy with unloading the bike, changing the oil, getting my luggage packed, etc.
|Wralf counting down the hours until the start...|
I didn't really sleep well that night. My mind was going a million miles an hour all night long thinking about all the details of the next seven days. The route, the challenge points, cables, chargers, snacks, don't forget your wallet (could have been a deal killer), etc etc etc. I guess that's the nature of preparing -- you're never truly done, but you'll finally reach the moment where the preparation is over and it's time to take the test. I was ready.