In the saddle of my Specialized Allez Sport...Went out with the intention of doing a Metric century and ended up with 64.77 miles total by the end of the ride..I left the Jax trailhead of the Jacksonville Baldwin Trail about 8:30am and reached the Baldwin end (14.5miles) in 53 minutes...The trip back to the Jax end was a bit faster as I came up on another rider who done a Uturn at the 10 mile marker and was ever so slightly pulling away from me...Well the reel him in attitude took over ...I had planned on keeping 15-16 mph for the duration but ended up pulling the last ten mile at 18-20...I was dead by the time I reached the Jax trail head and after a short 10 minute conversation and gatorade refill I was back on the trail..The trip back to Baldwin was was normal cept for the squirrels who know no fear...some of them lil SOBs would not move off the trail..After the turn around at the Baldwin end I added up that that my distance was gonna come up short at 58 miles and I knew that by the time I reached the Jax trail head in an hour I would not want to turn around and do four miles..I figured if I rode to some place other than where the car was parked I would HAVE to ride that distance back so I took a detour onto Otis road and started riding to wherever the road took me..All in all the trip took me 4 hours and 26 minutes with 15 minutes of it being breaks..During the trip I consumed two 20oz gatorades, a 16oz water bottle, three Bananas and felt great at the end ..Face caked with salt...lol...Half hour later I was seeing spots, dizzy,shaking and severe loose bowels..I slept for about five hours and after waking I had a tender and dry pallet..Im guessing dehydration.. My first metric century of what I hope to be many ..
Couple minor comments - do you really need 2 panniers for that ride? All you needed to carry was a couple bananas, maybe the gatorade. If you can't manage with your pockets, at least reduce to one pannier, I swear it doesn't feel lopsided/unbalanced, I do this on my tour bike all the time. Less weight = better.
Try replacing the Gatorade with another sports drink, Heed or Cytomax are what works for me. The digestive issues might be from the Gatorade.