After yesterday’s effort, I wasn’t up to riding very far today. It didn’t take me long to figure out my body had the same idea. As I rolled along my back and my legs began to compete over which one of them could convince me first to end my ride for the day. Both of them were making very convincing arguments. My legs kept pointing out the head wind, but my back pointed out the camber of the shoulder on the road. I was about to settle the debate by flipping a coin when my crew showed up.
I decided to halt the rivalry by claiming the crew thought I should stop. At first I thought the crew had my best interest in mind. But know I’m not so sure they weren’t just concerned I might ride too far beyond Sunset King Lake RV Resort with the jacuzzi.
At this rate I may make across the country by Christmas. On the up side maybe this is the way it was meant to be. I haven’t pushed my rides much past the crack of noon so we have been getting to camp early enough to take in the surroundings.
Day 80 Stats: Rode 29.79 miles at a blistering 10.8 mph, with a max speed of 17 mph. Calories=1024, Ave heart rate=113, Max=138 (just didn’t have the energy to push any harder), Max elevation=270, Min elevation 62, Ascent=948′, Descent=787′ It was sunny, ave temp=76 with a 7 mph head wind all day. Rode for 2:45 out of 3:34. Total miles 2528 in 66 riding days.