Great posse today for the ride. Rokke, Jesse, Scott Big, Schmidty, Shawn, Wills, Gersib, Fob, Bonsall, Troy, The Dark Knight and myself. Am I missing anyone?
By the time we left D Street the temperature was already starting to climb. The humidity was also up there. I was drenched after about 20 minutes of pedalin'. Forecast for the day was high 80's with relatively high humidity in the morning.
You can't stop the PCL
With Dirty Kanza up next weekend a heat acclimation ride was on the docket. Nothing too crazy because we wanna be fresh for next week, but there was talk of a gravel hundie.
So we really didn't have much of a plan as far as destination. We headed out into the wind. About 30 miles into the ride I was running low on fluids and was gonna need a refill soon. We spotted a water tower that we thought was in the town of Unidilla, NE. Unfortunately, as we rolled closer to the water tower it became apparent that the tower was just a rogue water tower in the middle of nowhere. By now I've been out of fluids for 15 minutes. So we spotted another water tower that we thought must have been the town of Unidilla. We continued on. As we got close to the tower we realized that we had been duped again. Another rogue tower. Eventually we made it to Syracuse, NE. I was a bit dehydrated and grumpy by then.
We finished up with around 85 miles. The heat really takes it out of ya. Hopefully the weather Gods will smile upon us next week for Kanza and give us partly cloudy skies with light wind and 75 degrees.
Bacon Ride tomorrow morning! First one of the year. Bring ten bucks for breakfast buffet!