137 miles / 7:05 hours / 19.3 mph avg / 4658' climbing
Breakfast: omelet, hash browns, waffle, orange juice.
Snack: 3 bananas with nutella, oreos, apples.
Lunch: turkey+ham+cheese sandwich, coke, oreos.
Snack: 1 banana, oreo.
Dinner 1: turkey+ham+cheese sandwich, coke.
Dinner 2: turkey+ham+cheese sandwich, chocolate milk.
Today was a beautiful long ride. It was mostly rolling hills with smooth pavement and the weather could not have been better: slight wind, cool temperature, low humidity (very nice for Mississippi). Last night I had a horrible cramp on my left quadriceps. It was bad enough that I spent 3 hours icing and massaging and today I decided to take it easier. That meant taking advantage of the pace line, that is, stay behind someone big that blocks the wind. It really helps. Here is the view from the back:
It is green here, very green. Lots of beautiful trees. We rode through rich farmland, lots of big lawns, lots of dogs and some mansions. Here is one big house with a nice pond in front. This was by no means the biggest we saw, just what I managed...
Contrast this to the long roads in Arizona and New Mexico. Isn't it a nice country road?
Next time you want to complain about the choices you have at the supermarket consider that this could be your local grocer...
Fortunately we arrived early enough and I'm off to massage and ice my leg some more and to an early bed time since last night I only got 5 hours of sleep. Tomorrow is a shorter day (106 miles, whew!) and we cross into Alabama!
Congratulations to Sam for qualifying for the Mountain Biking State Championships and good luck on the May 16 race!
Big hugs to all of you and a special one to Joan and Tom.