Originally Posted by tabnlu
Just returned from Paris, TX. Man is it hot! Got a chance to meet Jtgyk and his wife. They are good people and I am looking forward to meeting them again sometime. I decided to do the 100k (my first) and was just hoping to make it to the end and I did. Legs are a little rubbery, but I'll survive. Good times!
It was good to finally meet up with a fellow BF'er (ist?). Dude you are amazing toughing out the heat!
I went to this ride planning on doing the 70K. Due to some unfortunate issues involving a chamois seam (Is it really possible to saw oneself in half?), chip seal, and a rear wheel coming out of alignment (Mile 15). I rearranged (helped lower the chafing to a more tolerable level), opened my rear brake, bailed taking the 40K turn off and limped in. (note to self BRING A SPOKE WRENCH)
The thermometer function on my computer registered 114F at on point, but fluctuated between 100 and 108F for the most part toward the end of the ride. Yep...gets warm out there.
Even with the problems...I had a good time (great rest stops, by the way). It was my wifes first ride, and she she had a great time. I have to admit it was really nice to have her there at the finish cheering me in. She even waited and cheered you in Tabnlu!
Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
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