The call of mother nature left me sitting on the commode while everyone else took off for today’s ride. So, my motivation was to catch up to my group. Now, I knew this would never happen but it still was a good motivator. I was doing well when my alarm went off…time to take my morning pills.
Just as I pulled over, Pam, one of the leaders, pulled up on her bike to see if I was ok. So we rode together for a bit. She pulled me until we caught up with Tracy. Then I was abandoned like a hot potato. Ok, back to trying to catch my buds.
Reached 1st rest stop where Ann, Richard and Dale were milling about. A brief stop and I was going again. Didn’t see any of the folks I’ve been riding with for the past several days at the 2nd rest stop. Ann and I rode together after the 2nd stop until she encouraged me to catch Mark who was ahead. I jumped on it and caught up with him. Ended up finishing the ride with him into Mount Pleasant.
At rest stop 3, we’d been told to stop for hand packed ice cream in village of Lake Isabella. Mark and I stopped but the ice cream store was no more. (sad face) Enjoyed my Payday and chocolate milk though!
I am amazed that I could ride 112 miles today and feel good…a little stiff after sitting down to dinner but doing good! We’ll see how tomorrow goes. Its supposed to be a flat, 73 miles.