Okay, so now I'm making it official:
DEPARTURE DATE: Thursday, 10 June 2010, at 2 a.m.
ROUTE: I'm going to head southeast to Shreveport, then east to Jackson, Mississippi. From there, I'm going to head north to Memphis, Tennessee, hook a left and ride to Little Rock, Arkansas, then northwest to Fort Smith. Finally, I'll cross into Oklahoma, head toward Paris, Texas via Hugo, then another 78 miles straight to the house, a hot bath and a soft bed.
I plan on staying in the south during the early morning and hopefully be in some cool, mountain areas during the hottest part of the day.
ETA BACK HOME: 10 p.m.
ONLY THINGS THAT MIGHT COMPLICATE THINGS: The weather, and my bike is still in the shop. I'm not expecting to get it back until Wednesday, the day before.
Anyways, that's the plan.
Here are my updates up until now:
25 April -- I'm Gearing Up for a Pain-in-the-Butt Summer Adventure
1 May -- Saddle Sore 1,000 - T-minus 43 Days
8 May -- Saddle Sore 1,000 - T-minus 36 Days
15 May -- Saddle Sore 1,000 - T-minus 29 Days
22 May -- Saddle Sore 1,000 - T-minus 22 Days
29 May -- Saddle Sore 1,000 - T-minus 13 Days
2 June -- Saddle Sore 1,000 update
5 June -- Saddle Sore 1,000 update
9 June -- Saddle Sore 1,000 update: The "Go, No Go" Decision
And, you can follow the whole ride at http://www.twitter.com/tracyfarr and at www.facebook.com/tracyfarr.