Well, staring off from Trower and the 29 at 10:00 heading over to the Silverado Trail was not the best idea I ever had. When I ran out of water going north, I realized I was closer to Calisotoga and the market than I was if I turned around. 1:40 later, I pulled into the Calistoga Market overheated to say the least. Half hour sucking down water and gatorade, refilled the Aquacell and headed back knowing it would be tough.
To say I cracked, popped would be an understatement. Most of the time when I looked down, I was only pulling about 110 watts. The wind was hot, hot, hot. My heart started fluttering a little and I got the chills, barely made it the final 5 miles to my car. I have no idea how hot the temps were between 12:00 and 2:00 on my way back, but boy, was I an idot. Quick trip to the market, for some frozen peas to put on my neck, couple more bottles of water and gatorade, and I eventually started feeling better (nasty headache lasted the rest of the day and night).