Well, I was just going through my rides and was fondly thinking of the great weather this last summer and some of my favorite rides.
My first double-century was on Sep 14th, 2010. I started at 5:55am and got back to my car shortly before 9:30pm. Total bike time was 12:28, average speed was 16.3 MPH.
I utilized the alarm function of the Edge 500 to beep every 15 minutes (every 10 minutes for the last few hours of the ride) to remind me to consume fluids and nutrition.
I stopped for supper on the way back in Jefferson. This is a little town that I never heard of before but I sure seem to ride through a lot.
During the ride I consumed the following: 2 bottles cytomax, 4 x 2-hour bottles perpetuem, 4+ bottles plain water, 1 qt Gatorade, 3 Cliff mojo bars, 1 pkg Cliff Shot Bloks, 1 BLT with potato salad, Sanpellegrino Limonata soda (my favorite) and half a mocha. The Shot Bloks didn't sit too well in the tummy, but I think that's because I consumed the entire package while resting at the half-way point. Normally I only consume one or two at a time and they don't cause me any problems.
I took the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway south to just past Albany and turned around near OSU.
Here are some photos:
A rail bridge over a pretty creek
It's hard to see in the photo but the sign on the telephone pole says "no fishing". You think?
Marge Simpson in Jefferson (right next to the cafe where I had supper)
A pretty farm pond
Laws yes! M-O-O-N spells moon!
This ride was a lot of work. When I got back home I went to bed, probably too quickly. I don't remember if I ate well before bed, but I definitely remember getting massive cramps. Odd thing is that I didn't have any cramping problems while I was on the bike.