My first thought after finishing about 50 miles (3 hours, 23 minutes) today was, “is this what my hair is going to look like everyday?” Second thought, 50 miles took a long time. Third thought, being the Power Ranger that I am, and will likely morph into a different shape by the end of this ride, why am I even bothering to ship clothing to California? Maybe I can pack one less box.
I woke up around 7:30, ate breakfast, left the house and drove to our meeting spot. We started around 9:30, stopped to chat with some friends on the trail, stopped to refill our water bottles and a bathroom break… ending around 1 p.m. I didn’t even stop for a hobbit lunch break! It only occurred to me today, biking 70 miles a day is going to take all day with stops. While much of the world, goes to work from 9-5, my days will be biking 9-5. Maybe my dad was right, I should bike a little faster.
Attached is a New Yorker cartoon representing what I think my days will look like:
Below is a link to the stats from today. First link is on Strava, second is with Garmin. Everyone says Strava is better, but I don’t really see the difference yet. If you think one site is better than the other, please comment. Thanks.