One of the best way to prepare for a bike tour is to commute to work even if it is only a mile or two. It allows you to test your equipment and make modifications as needed. Below are some photos I took along my commute on a gorgeous beautiful day in Del Mar and Torrey Pines.
Taking a break from climbing the inside grade of Torrey Pines hill.
Sunset on the ride back to the train station. It felt like I had gone on a short tour.