#TBT. Tomorrow I’ll line up in Geraardsbergen with a few hundred crazy cyclists to take on what will be by far my toughest cycling challenge to date, the #TCRno5, so it’s only right that today I’m looking back on my first ever bike ride, seven whole years ago when I decided to cycle from my hometown Calgary to the Yukon with absolutely no experience - I even had a written note in my bag with instructions for how to fix a flat... Other mechanical issues were chaos. I spent some very slow days/weeks pushing a heavy, beautiful steel bike loaded with all that comforting gear over the Rockies… My rig tomorrow for the Alps will certainly be a little slicker! Whether I'm really prepared for this, I’m not totally convinced, but at least I know a few more things than the old version of me pictured here. It would have been ideal if I hadn’t crashed my bike and injured my hip on my last training ride, but this isn’t the time to whinge about that. This is the time to #bemoremike. It will be a challenge, and it will be an adventure. Wish me luck. Gulp.