Tuesday, January 6, 2009
San Diego 200km Brevet
MOST OF THEY DAY LOOKED LIKE THIS--- DARK CLOUDS AND RAIN
PICTURE AT THE FINISH
A huge thanks to my sponsors.
Sportquest for their Carbo1200 and CarboPro, Motor Tabs for their electrolyte tablets, Woolistic for their high quality Merino wool and Niterider for their lighting.
Well the 200km is in the bag. Brandy and I rode the tandem on a rainy and chilly 122 miles with about 7,000 feet of climbing. Only one flat and no major issues. I did notice I took in more calories than I ever have doing a 200km. I believe that is attributed to the cold weather and the extra calories the body needs to maintain the body core temperature.
I couldn't wait to get a nice hot meal and change into my Skins recovery tights.
The 200km marked the 6th ride on the tandem and our longest. We are considering doing the 300km on the tandem.
Huge thanks to Mike Berry the RBA and the rest of the volunteers that made this a great Brevet!