Sorry there wasn’t anything posted yesterday. I didn’t have internet and my parents were on a plane.
Yesterday started in a bit of a thunderstorm and it was all a bit wet. I guess it’s been a lot shorter than the other two, but it also didn’t really feel like the end of a leg. I suppose I wasn’t feeling that great, the previous evening had been a bit of a low point – although not for any real reason.
Once the rain cleared I was in a good mood and it looked as if I’d finish without any troubles… But when does that ever happen? About half an hour later, my gear cable snapped. To be honest, considering I’ve ridden 6000 miles (I reached that yesterday) I think I’ve been quite lucky when it comes to mechanical problems. Regardless, this was still a real pain in the arse and not something I was able to fix on the roadside. So I ended up riding the rest of the day (110 kilometres) in the hardest gear on my bike – which is not something I’ve ever done before and not something I’d ever recommend doing.
It was an interesting day – and with a headwind at the end and really bad foot pain from the wet – it was not an easy one. I finished though and all is now well.
Very happy to see my family again, I’m looking forward to the next few days. I’m still not sure if I’ll start riding on Friday or Saturday yet and I don’t know how many updates there will be before then. So this may be a quiet week I’m afraid.
Thanks for everything everyone… To be continued I guess
Distance: 107.96 miles / 173.7km
Riding Time: 6:58:00
Av. Speed: 15.5mph / 24.9kph