I’ve been extremely unproductive in the mornings and evenings the last few days, and today is no exception. I think a lot of it could be down to complacency – which is something I really should have learnt to avoid by now. I have 150 miles left and honestly, there is a large part of me that just wants to get it done and do it all tomorrow (I should point out that I’m not going to though).
I was half expecting a spoke to break today – based on current form, it seemed like one was due but i’m very glad that it didn’t. Whether it will last until Boston I don’t know, but the next two days will be shorter (than today at least) , so if one does go, hopefully it won’t be too detrimental.
The first 120km of the ride went really well. The weather was good again and I felt fresh. However I think I ate too much when I stopped for food as I felt extremely bloated for the rest of the day.
In stark contrast to the morning, the final 80-90km were a bit of a drag, and not only did I feel really lethargic but my hands and feet also started to ache a lot. Either way, another (long) day down, only one and a half to go.
Since finishing this evening, three people have commented on my ‘slightly’ red face; including some random hillbilly who said I looked like Rudolf… I laughed it off..
Distance: 129.1miles / 207.8km
Riding Time: 8:50:36
Av. Speed: 14.6mph / 23.4kph