Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 14: 106 miles to Topeka, KS.

Today marked the half Way Point across America 1,698 Miles! Topeka is the capitol of Kansas.

Distance: 71.2
Total elevation: 1909
Calories: 2795
Average speed: 12
Time on bike: 5:15

This feeling never goes away. I always get nervous the night before a ride, especially a century ride. My body knows the routine but there was something in my head.

I wasn’t eating and wasn’t drinking enough. At the second SAG, I sat on the ground and tried my hardest to re-hydrate but I still felt funny.

It was decision time.

Fight the wind and the rollers for the next 38 miles in or take a ride. It was hard but I didn’t have it in me today.


  1. Good decision, Barbie. Better it than a trip to the hospital and a day or two off the bike following.

  2. Better you save yourself for Maysville - that is one day you do not want to the song went "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em"...Hang in there. Bob