Today we rode 81 miles. That’s the longest ride I’ve ever done. The first half was incredible; regularly getting up to 25 mph, draft lines, seeing sunrise( we woke at 5) and the coolness of the early day. The later half was its own special hell. A headwind that refused to budge, and stopped your every move, meek draft lines, and exhaustion and heat. Oh, and hills. Two big ones. Out of hunger I ate about 5 cookies after one hill. Even now, my stomach churns and my legs are on fire. We’ve got 70 miles for tomorrow, which im sure will be a blast. On the plus side, service for now and were at a house, so chargers and showers. Until later, cheers!
I miss the hell out of you. Every now and then a shimmer of fire among a sea of strangers locks my senses and drives you into my mind. Out, out I say! But you don’t leave, and I love it. A few more days, almost a week, and fire will cover my vision.
We woke around 5:20 AM to catch up with an old friend and meet a bus to go to some mysterious location to start the infamous RAGBRAI. An adventure, if you ask me.
There is something special about this place at 5 AM however, well there is something special to 5 AM, because, you know, I don’t see a whole lot of 5 AM’s. I’ll upload a picture of the capatol as soon as I can, I’ve been having some issues with my phone in terms of easy use.
Als, first experience with Windows 8. Not good. We’re going now!