Jun 19, 2011

Day 2 of the Ride

What a contrast from yesterday.

I was battling the rain, wet clothes, wet gloves, hypothermia.

Today, I rode 600 miles in the California desert where the temperatures were regularly in the high 90's and low 100's.

What a difference.

I left Reeding, CA at 9 this morning. The two hours of the ride was very comfortable. After I passed Sacramento, it started getting really hot and remained that way until I hit Tejon Pass.

I never realized how dehydrated you can get when riding in desert conditions. I've ridden plenty of times in Texas. But riding in the desert is different. I was chugging 16 oz. of water every hour and even though I was drinking all that water, I never had to pee! The first time I had to go to the bathroom all day was when I was in Tejon Pass 100 miles outside of LA. I drank six bottles of water and was still thirsty.


Made it to dad's place in Seal Beach this evening. Dad cooked me up some Korean food for dinner. And after a cold shower, feeling a whole lot better.

I covered 1200 miles in two days.

My butt is sore, my back is aching, but I can't get this stupid grin off my face.

Love to ride!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So glad to know about your peeing and your sore butt. Glad I visited your blog! Enriching, for sure. Thank you!