Indian leg done! Over 4000 kilometres and a fair few curries later, I’ve cycled both coasts of the country. Bed is beckoning, so I’ll quickly cover today, and hopefully manage to write slightly more tomorrow.
This morning started off well. I was in a good mood and was basically just excited to be so close to the end. I didn’t stop much today and probably didn’t eat enough, but this last week has had plenty of big days and despite being ill, my legs handled the distance pretty easily. The ride wasn’t without difficulties though as the first 20 kilometres were dominated by roadworks and yesterday’s headwind had become even stronger. I got a bit frustrated a couple of times but I cheered up every time I thought of the finish. I can’t yet get my head around the fact that a month’s worth of cycling is coming to an end. Doing the whole thing without a day off has been worth it, but it has started to have an effect on my body; my arse and hands are going to be very grateful for a couple of day’s rest. Finishing and seeing my Dad was once again an incredible feeling, but very different from Europe. It’s not easy to describe, but today was more like happiness, rather than relief… although there is definitely an element of that as well.
That’s it from me tonight. I’m shattered. I’m looking forward to a decent breakfast..
Last miles in India:
Distance: 100.43miles / 161.6km
Riding Time: 7:16:50
Av. Speed: 13.8mph / 22.2kph