So, I'm out for a ride this afternoon and about 11 miles in all of a sudden I got very shaky, lost all energy, legs turned to rubber bands and I puked all over the place. After plopping my butt down for about 30 minutes, I was feeling a wee bit better, so I got back on my bike. Got no more than 1/4 mile when I got sick all over again. Wound up having to walk back to my car, about an agonizing 1.5 miles. Felt like I was going to die by the time I made it back.
So, was this the dreaded bonk? If not, it was darn near close to the bonk.
It was pretty hot today (88 degrees), with a stiff west wind. Also, my route was quite hilly. More hills than I'm used to anyways. Had plenty of water and Power Ade with me. I'm thinking the wind and hills, along with not having much to eat, combined to do quite a number on me.
If I did bonk, I pray that it never happens again. I wouldn't wish that feeling on my worst enemy.