We spent more than two hours with the West Point fit specialists. My Trek now has a higher stem, narrower bars and a different seat. It feels much more comfortable and “right”. The Trek 520 will not work for Lois and so she will have to wait for a Kelly Bedford custom made frame which will then be equipped with the same gear as mine. We also discussed mud guards, mirrors, computers, panniers and the pro and cons of shoes with cleats.
Next we have to start charting out our route, plan our physical preparation and decide on clothes and other equipment.