Day 93 The Cool Down Begins

Broke my first spoke on stage 2 today.

I am getting close to the end of my ride so I am doing the prudent thing after any significant exercise.  I have started my cool down by tapering off my distance.  You can’t just quit riding a unicycle across the country cold turkey.  You have to ween your self off the ride, otherwise you could experience dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

You could find yourself sleeping 10 hours per night when you only need 8.  Wiping your nose with your cycling glove only you aren’t wearing a glove.  Eating ice cream in the middle of the day for no good reason.  Sitting down at your computer in the afternoon and writing dribble in your blog because you haven’t done anything worth writing about.  Wait, I’ve been doing that the whole ride.  That may not be a true withdrawal symptom, just a personality quirk.

Oh yah, thanks to my cousin Joe who did some PR work the Jacksonville paper Florida Times-Union wrote an article about my journey.

http://members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-10-26/story/coast-coast-unicycle-riders-journey-really-started-almost-50-years-ago

My plan is on schedule to ride through Saint Augustine and arrive at the waters edge in Anastaisa Park at the crack of noon on Tuesday October 29.

Day 93 Stats: (don’t laugh) rode 20.66 miles at 11.8 mph, Max=16.6 mph, Calories= 616, Ave hear rate=112, Max heart rate= 141, Ascent=135, Descent=167, Max elevation=63′, Min elevation= 0′, Rode 1:45 out of 2:20, Ave temp=63 degrees, Total trip miles= 2930

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3 Responses to Day 93 The Cool Down Begins

  1. Kathy says:

    Great job, Dave & Joan! Take a little time to enjoy your finish…you deserve it.

  2. jo ann says:

    Almost there!!

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