The parts finally came in. Not sure what the issue was, but it's all done now. Just in time.
It's still raining here so I hopped on for a quick trainer spin to remind my feet and legs how to do it, and see how things feel. What a difference a new drive train and shifter cables makes! I can't wait to get out for a ride outside tomorrow. It's supposed to be nice. That will get me all tuned up for the bike. Then I'll get packed up and ready to travel. Most of the stuff is in a heap in the basement.
I think I'm ready as I'll ever be for the race.
Think I need new cleats?
What shiny cogs you have, Estela!
What pointy teeth you have Estela!