Sunday, July 25, 2010

former mule capitol...

Lathrop, home of the mules. 86 miles in 88 degree temps with the dew point in the upper 80's/low 90's. This formula fried my soul. At the 31 mile checkpoint I was raining sweat. At the 52 mile convenience store pit stop I had a pretty good headache, my stomach was complaining, & my ears were ringing. I usually don't suffer this much in the heat & humidity but for some reason it was my day. Seriously considered rolling the highway back to the start/finish but forced down a ton of fluids & rebounded enough to get my ass back on course.

Thanks Joe Fox & family for a great event, great vibe, a great course. I remember thinking why isn't this course a hundee? During the event I was repeatedly grateful it wasn't, it's plenty difficult. Often you can thank the county road crews for their generous application of white rock.
31 mile refuel...




a dark place...

s-big & I teamed up for the last 20, great riding with ya...



Later,

TK

3 comments:

MG said...

wow... i look worked in that second to last photo. and i felt it too...

great riding this weekend, troy. you're going great right now. it was fun being able to get so many miles in with you over the weekend.

cheers,
mg

sbig said...

That was a fun day, great riding with you Troy. Glad for that cloud cover toward the end.

童祖如童祖如 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................