The weather forecast for the ride is pretty bad. Heavy rain and possible thunderstorms all the way to LaGrange tomorrow, then a dry ride to Austin on Sunday with a 15-20 mph headwind. My wonderful, considerate spouse decided I needed better rain gear so she went to the local bike shop and bought me booties, waterproof overshoes for my cycling shoes, a bit like these. She was going to buy me a new rain jacket too but they didn't have any. What a sweetheart.
Today I'm at home, packing my bags and trying to get ready for the ride, physically and mentally. This year I didn't get in as much road training as I'd like (I never do), at least in part because I lost a week or two due to bronchitis. On the plus side, I went to spin class pretty regularly and I think that's helped my stamina quite a bit. Anyway, too late to worry about it now. My next ride will start in my garage and end in LaGrange, 100 miles and several inches of rain later. Wish me luck!