Sunday myself and a few riders set out on an adventure. The intent was to get in 2 hours on the bike. The temps were in 50's starting out, which wasnt to bad. We hit the road bright eyed and excited for getting out of the bike. Initially the is was pretty cool the route the shaded,, BRR.. i just wanted to go to go faster to so i could get warm. The ride was relatively calm the first 11 miles. But afterwards that 11 is became a mofo.. We encountered headwinds the entire ride out to turn around. My quads were on fire, screaming for mercy.. but we kept hammering. We got to the 24 mile mark.. i noticed that there wasn't any signs on the road.. I was looking for a particular road to turn down.. wasn't there. We stopped, i had to adjust my cleat on my shoe.. One of the riders had to get back. so we march on back.. FUCK, the winds shifted it again.. seems like the wind picked up.
So i recommended that we paced line it, so everyone would have a turn in the wind. 1 to 2 mins pulls is what i recommended.. it worked really well. we got back really quickly. we took a little break at mile 36 or so.. My quads were spent at this point and we still 10+ to go i was thinking.. wind isnt dying down.. so we start back. HR was moderate, but my quads were screaming at me.. we reach the trail, like 6.5 miles left. i tried to get in a rhythm, wasnt happening. at the last mile is decided to blow my legs up with a sprint.. oh man did that hurt.. i tried another, i failed miserably.
I cramped up so bad later in the day.. Cramps were so bad i started sweating and couldnt breath.. lol
mistakes: i drank most of my fluid on the ride.. i didn't eat prior to ride.. i was really in the hole in the nutrition category..
My data is off, i forgot to start watch after a stop.