So we’re about 48 hours away from our arrival in Statesboro, Georgia, for the 2016 edition of the Georgia Tandem Rally. We’ll be loading the triplet on top of the Toyota Tundra Wednesday after work and then making the ~4 hour drive down on Thursday after the rush hour traffic has hopefully died down.
As mentioned in my weekend recap blog entry over at Riding Two-Up, I brought the triplet down out of storage on Sunday to get it ready for our three days of riding in Statesboro. However, after several days of watching the weather outlook for Statesboro I came to the conclusion that even if the weather-guessers were wrong, it would be hard for them to be completely wrong having pegged Friday & Saturday as having 90% and 100% chances of rain… at least as of 8:45pm EDT tonight.
Therefore, I concluded that I was not done getting the triplet ready and would, instead, need to fit its mud guards if only as a peace-offering to the weather gods. We used this tactic at GTR 2014 in Athens and it worked quite well: the rain only fell after we were off the roads!
Again, with any luck, having gone to the effort to (a) find the customized mud guards that belong to the triplet and (b) remembered how they were installed, they will prove to be unnecessary on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Fingers crossed, we’ll get a window of opportunity during the mornings where we can get in at least a short option ride and get off the roads before weather becomes a factor.