The Tour du Rouge is just three days away! I made it to Austin, got my bike reassembled and rode for about an hour yesterday afternoon. This morning I plan to ride for an hour or two at the Veloway just to get some exercise. The Veloway is a 3.1 mile paved loop through a wooded area in south Austin dedicated solely to bicycles and skates (no walking or jogging).
Tomorrow I drive to Houston for registration and the kick-off banquet. We are staying at the Sheraton near the Intercontinental Airport. Then Sunday morning the ride to New Orleans begins!
I just found out that two of the tour participants who are Red Cross employees have been deployed to Alabama for the disaster relief effort there. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the storms.