we got off to a later start as we had to backtrack to where we left off yesterday, the morning was crystal clear and we knew it was going to be a hot one. we hydrated well and i made it almost 39 minutes before i had to stop for a restroom break, yesterday i made it 37 minutes. i am averaging 15 stops a day, i share this because if you come to ride……i need a lot of help, up from bike, brace off, pants down, hold up, then reverse.
it was as hot as i have ever experienced, started with a tail wind and we were clicking off some miles but had to get inside at noon, we were getting fried. we got some whisper clounds that took the edge off and off we went, Katy, Paul and i. I peddled 20 minutes with the drag brake on and wondered why i was killing myself to go 5 miles an hour, problem solved we were able to get into a good groove and despite bad pavement and now a headwind on we went. i want to note that although i was passed by two old ladies walking their dog, today i passed two female riders, one was pulling a trailer with 2 little dogs in it, they were also going cross country, they were a bit odd, i wish them good luck. the good news is we got 50 miles in today!
it has been a long time since i last did that. we are all tired and a little crispy, more heat tomorrow with more elavation……..ouch.
thank you for your support.