Amelia Oliver looks like such a pristine cycling goddess in these pictures:
and yet she also wrote those words.
It's made me wonder how many have experienced something similar.
'Exhausted, filthy and ill'
Those words just keep ringing through my mind.
Maybe part of it is wondering this: How to keep on the level of *enjoyment of life* on the tour, to sustain that note of invigoration that sometimes happens, and even exhilaration -- which is (or can be) a major part of touring -- without letting it cross the line, into another zone -- one of exhaustion or depletion or some lower level of living....