I rode a 34 mile run today. Started at 9:20am and finished at 3:35pm. It was in the Cohutta Wilderness area on a 17 mile turnout road. I bit off more than I expected by the time it was over. I took enough food, but was very low on GatorAid/water by the end. I got dehydrated pretty bad and the last 9 miles was all I could do to keep going. i had no choice though but to make it back to the car as I was alone. I didnt think 30 someodd miles would be bad, but I didnt relize how much climbing would be involved and how that would add up during the day. It was colder than i expected, the road was muddy all the way through which made peddeling tough. I now feel like I have the flu and my head is killing me. My legs are like jelly....I can barely walk. Im glad this happened as I now know what my limits are and can judge future rides alot better. Gotta get to bed!!
Good ride all in all.