A couple weeks ago I did a 30 mile ride which I'm accustomed to, but I doubled my elevation of this ride and it was my first time doing this loop.
I didn't eat lunch and I took 2 water bottles and a ziplock baggie of Trail Mix. I also rode in the afternoon 1-4pm. About halfway through the sun was out in full force and I had to ration my water.
I was tired from the elevation but finished without too much trouble.
However, for the next 10 days I felt exhausted, very tired, no energy and didn't have the energy to ride.
What exactly happened to me? Did I bonk? Did I exhaust myself?? I'd like to prevent this from happening again.