- Have I trained enough?
- Have I overtrained, and I'll burn out before the end of it?
- Will I piss off, or creep out, the other participants, especially my roommates?*
- Will it rain the whole time?
I packed up my suitcase, and it doesn't look like I'll be able to get all my clothes, my bike supplies, and my technology into one bag; I'll probably have a suitcase, another bag with bike supplies (tubes, CO2, extra chain, extra tire, short pens that fit in my seat bag...), and a disposable bag I'll carry on the bus. It will be a pain to carry so many bags.
One of the days of the ride is a "uniform" ride, where riders all wear the Anchor House jersey. I didn't buy one; they're twice the price of the solid-color jerseys I get, and nobody told me about "uniform day" when the jerseys were being ordered. I'm sure I won't be the only rider without the uniform jersey that day... but it's 2:17 am as I write this, and this is the kind of thing that keeps me up. (Common conversational exchange at my house: Jim says, "Do you think it's easy to be this crazy?", and excellent wife says, "You make it look easy.")
Another pet fear: I"m planning to do four group rides between now and the bike loading... and I'm SURE that something expensive-and-difficult-to-fix is going to happen on one of those rides.
Am I cranky? Maybe.
Of course, she's got her own trip that she's excited about, and maybe she's projecting her own agitation onto me. Or maybe we're both a bit off.