Thursday 16 June 2011

Day 7 - lost the groove

The problem with the long good days is you get into the town late and struggle to find good food.
Didn't manage to eat properly last night, the food disagreed with me,slept badly, then my food this morning just wasn't working. A climb which should have taken 3 ish hours was a 5 1/2 hour battle against my body, sub-freezing temperatures and snow at the high altitude.
I called it a day and checked into an inn. My spot tracker is playing up so I've not been on top of that mountain since last night.

Post Race Recap

After a rough night I left Wise River riding with Lance. After not enough sleep or food it didn't take long before he'd dropped me. The climb took forever. Several times I considered snoozing at the side of the road. I just didn't have any energy and my food I did have wasn't working to give me any. All I wanted to do was sleep.

I eventually crested the climb and started to descend towards Polaris. First I tried stopping at Elkhorn Hot Springs, hoping to get food and a room. When that didn't work out I continued downhill and thankfully found the Grasshopper Inn. I ate lunch, and tried to sleep. Late afternoon, early evening a group of riders caught up among them JP Evans, Ray Porter, Martin Wimpenny.


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  2. I vote for you...wherever the blue dot is. xo D

  3. Sounds brutal. Keep it up!

  4. From Mary and Shelli.....hang in there, kick butt tomorrow. We're proud of you.

  5. Hang in there John, we're all pulling for you.