I’m posting early today. I do it in phases. Up at 515am – frankly a bit freaked by the upcoming ride. It’s 116 mi with some long climbs and the heat. We’ll see, I’m headed into a place where I haven’t been before.
It’s 925pm-hardest day on a bike I’ve ever had. 116 miles . Temp Was 104 , but I got lucky no flats but legs are screaming. But Kevin ‘s day was a complete disaster. 5 flats, fell off 3 times both arms and legs scrapped up and a painful shoulder- bad, but even w that he refused to stop. Another gal was following me , hit my back wheel and went down. she went to ER but just heard she is OK. Kevin can speak for himself- check his blog maybe. But, one very tough (and a bit crazy) dude with a pain tolerance that is outside the imagination of the rest of us. After a good shower – he cleaned up OK. We’ll see about his plans tomorrow, we climb about 4500 ft over 60 mi into Prescott. Out of the desert and into some trees– cooler temps- finally! This is how I’m coping with the desert sun- called the Da Brim hat.