Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Next revision
Previous revision
lea:140812-11_-_wilmington [2014/08/17 09:27]
lea created
lea:140812-11_-_wilmington [2018/03/06 08:59] (current)
Line 21: Line 21:
 Turns out, riding at night isn't so bad.((I much prefer //driving// at night, so I shouldn'​t be too surprised - it's the same reasons.)) There'​s little traffic, no sun, it's cooler, and you can still see the road.((Mostly.)) Around sunrise, the humidity really started picking up, and by the time the sun came up, I was in a dense fog, completely soaked and dripping water everywhere. It had to have been 100% RH, I mean, my fingers were //pruny// for heavens sake. Around this time I was really starting to get saddle-sore((My butt hurt.)), and was moving at about 10mph, down from my usual 12-14. Every shift of my body was an agony, and pedaling standing was short-lived relief. At 6-ish I hit a detour. I decided to ignore the signs and trust my luck((I had hit another before, but been able to go through it.)), and came up on a bridge that was completely out. Hurray. I cursed a bit, turned around, got out the atlas and found another route. A half-mile left into town turned into an agonizing, tortuous, 3 mile, half-hour detour.((It sounds bad, but trust me, with the fatigue, it was much worse.)) By the time I get into town((7am)),​ I realize I still have AT LEAST another 7 hours, at which point I throw in the towel and ask my friend to come and pick me up, because I'm a wimp.((First step is recognizing,​ right?)) If I hadn't been in a hurry, I would have just found a motel and collapsed for the day, but I hate to make excuses.((Just kidding, I love excuses, but I call them //​reasons//​.)) Turns out, riding at night isn't so bad.((I much prefer //driving// at night, so I shouldn'​t be too surprised - it's the same reasons.)) There'​s little traffic, no sun, it's cooler, and you can still see the road.((Mostly.)) Around sunrise, the humidity really started picking up, and by the time the sun came up, I was in a dense fog, completely soaked and dripping water everywhere. It had to have been 100% RH, I mean, my fingers were //pruny// for heavens sake. Around this time I was really starting to get saddle-sore((My butt hurt.)), and was moving at about 10mph, down from my usual 12-14. Every shift of my body was an agony, and pedaling standing was short-lived relief. At 6-ish I hit a detour. I decided to ignore the signs and trust my luck((I had hit another before, but been able to go through it.)), and came up on a bridge that was completely out. Hurray. I cursed a bit, turned around, got out the atlas and found another route. A half-mile left into town turned into an agonizing, tortuous, 3 mile, half-hour detour.((It sounds bad, but trust me, with the fatigue, it was much worse.)) By the time I get into town((7am)),​ I realize I still have AT LEAST another 7 hours, at which point I throw in the towel and ask my friend to come and pick me up, because I'm a wimp.((First step is recognizing,​ right?)) If I hadn't been in a hurry, I would have just found a motel and collapsed for the day, but I hate to make excuses.((Just kidding, I love excuses, but I call them //​reasons//​.))
  
-And that was my trip to Wilmington. ​+And that was my trip to Wilmington. Total pedal time (excluding stops) ~ 7 hrs. Total distance : 85 miles. Oh, you might be curious to know what the scenery was like. Imagine a small country road, and pine trees on either side, broken up by the occasional field. Around 4am there was a beautiful scene that I couldn'​t photograph, with the bright moon over a solitary tree in a cornfield. First day was beautifully sunny, with great clouds. Second day was muggy and muggy.
lea/140812-11_-_wilmington.txt ยท Last modified: 2018/03/06 08:59 (external edit)
Driven by DokuWiki Recent changes RSS feed Valid CSS Valid XHTML 1.0