The first day of the Indian Adventure is over. More to come…
If today you were saying “I am so glad I decided to do this tour”, tomorrow you might be saying “What the hell am I doing here?”
These were the words of wisdom I shared with the riders at tonight’s meeting. Today was a pleasant day… short ride, easy exit from Agra, and nice introduction to cycling in India over 60 km ending at a Bird Sanctuary and a nice hotel with wifi even. How civilized. Well, that’s all about to change.
One of the biggest challenges in running a tour such as our Indian Adventure, is the difficulty finding a hotel to stay each and every night at a reasonable distance from the last. It doesn’t always work out perfectly, and tomorrow is a good example of that. We will cycle 130 km over rough village roads – doubling our first days distance. But spirits are high and the riders seem ready to tackle this first big challenge I am throwing their way.
It’s a unique journey they are on, and this small group with large ambitions are one day in to this 53 day challenge.