Well, I made it. I had the goal of riding 100 miles, and completed it yesterday. I used the 75 mile loop I have done before, and just doubled back on a couple of the bike paths to extend the mileage. Probably about 2500' of climbing.
It's funny, I felt really good through about 80 miles, even called home to check in and boasted "I could do 150!" well, that's what I get for opening my big mouth. About mile 85, it started getting really hard. Then from 90-100 miles, I turned to the east and had what felt like a 250 mph headwind. Yea, it was probably only a 5 mph headwind, but it is this long, uphill sloping section so any wind makes it suck, but I really started to understand how tired I was, but I plugged along.
At just over 100 miles, my front tire got soft. I felt it while taking a corner, stopped, and took a look. It wasn't flat, but was soft. I did NOT feel like fixing it, so I pumped it up as best I could and made it home. It needed air again by the time I got home and was completely flat this morning.
I'm not sore today, just tired. Let's see,
2-water bottles full of gatorade at the start
1-20oz bottle of water from a friend's house along the way
2-1 liter Dasani waters (2 for $2 at the C-store)
1-32 oz gatorade
1-99 cent pack of cheddar ritz bits
Is it OK if I just round up to 105 miles?