15 Miles plus yoga
I am now feeling more comfortable with the miles and my sit bones, so I will begin upping my daily mileage in another day or two. Today I was able to get 15 more miles in, using intervals as a means of training, along with some post work out Yoga.
My efforts to re-condition the old used Brooks B-17 saddle I found this summer is coming along slowly. I am using Brooks leather treatment to restore some vitality to the top leather, but I am going to have to resort to other means to get the underside softened and re-worked. Having read multiple articles, including those by Sheldon Brown on conditioning Brooks saddles, I am going to attempt a combination of techniques in hopes that this beautiful saddle will be ridable again one day.
I am actively seeking out maps of the ACA southern and pacific routes. My preference would be to acquire used ones, and even better, borrow them and return them at the end of the trip. The route for the Northern tier is open to much debate due to historical weather forecasts for that time of the year. I will post more details shortly, but in the meantime if you have local knowledge of the Northern tier during the April-May time frame, please drop me a note and let me know your thoughts.