Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. Hope your day has been special. Heard from my two daughters before my ride which made my day.
When I exited the motel at 7 I immediately felt the heat (75) and high humidity. I new it was going to be another hot one. I am not complaining just wanted to let you know weather conditions. It has been quite a change from training in 40 degree temps to biking in 90 plus degrees. I wish I could send you some of the heat and sunshine.
Our route today can best be descibed as getting from A to B with as few turns and climbs as possible. I prefer routes that make you think. When there is little scenery other than fields sometimes with crops and others without makes the one 23 mile stretch seem to go on forever. The steadily climbing temperature and lack of shade did not help either.
As the day wore on my legs began to suffer from muscle fatigue. Drank a lot of water to help with this. With 5 miles to go the bottoms of my feet were burning from the heat radiating from the road. Michael, a leader stopped and filled up my water bottles with cold water. It was all I needed to make it to the hotel.
Tomorrow shorter mileage – 63 miles with some climbing. Time to say good night. Thank you for all your comments. They mean so much.