Monday, July 13, 2009
toured the small towns around here yesterday...ridgeway, cresco, protivin, spillville, fort atkinson, calmar, festina, ossian, decorah. 103 miles, roughly 85 gravel, 7 hours 30 minutes total time, 6 hours 45 minutes ride time, 6 bottles carborocket, 3 bottles clean water, 1 jr. cheeseburger, 1 jr. chicken sandwich, 1 large slice pepperoni/sausage pizza, 1 can pepsi, 1 pack orange sport beans, 2 espresso love gu's, 0 cramps, 0 stomach issues, 1 extra mile ridden looking for directions dropped on the gravel road only 25 miles in. pretty hot out there so i made a big effort to keep the heart rate way down. although i don't ride with a heartrate monitor i could tell how crappy i felt everytime it got elevated. started the day with a good application of 60spf sunscreen and it held up surprisingly well. i was toast last night. showered, played uno with larsson, ate most of a pizza from pizza hut and died on the couch before 8 p.m. planning to just relax at the pool with larsson today.