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You gonna eat your tots?

You know the saying, “My eyes were bigger than my stomach”? Yeah my eyes were stronger than my legs…hell my entire body.

As is my habit, after a prolonged break I like to jump back into things heads first and cycling is no exception. Had originally planned on doing a full Red Rock flyby with the GVC gang, but climbing Blue Diamond and getting dropped I knew there was no way I was going to make the entire ride. I rolled into the Terrible’s at the NV-159/NV-160 intersection just dead. Topped up a bottle, said my goodbyes, and headed for home.

Took my time and paced myself in order to not completely explode and necessitate a call to the wife for a pickup. Made a brief stop near Via Firenze and Volunteer to rest up before the Hampton climb. At that point I was sore everywhere; neck, arms, shoulders, back, legs, and back side. Rolled up to the house, parked the bike, and just laid out there in the driveway to relax a bit before putting everything away.

Overall the ride was disheartening. Glad that I got myself out there and back on the bike, but damn frustrating to be, essentially, starting over from zero. I was feeling gassed from the get go. Riding down Pebble and again across Cactus I could tell that it was going to be a difficult day and the Blue Diamond climb sealed the deal. Got a lot of work to do.

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Mostly clear-Mostly sunny, 85°F-91°F, Feels like 80°F-85°F, Humidity 12%-12%, Wind WNW 3mph-NNW 2mph – by
myWindsock Report —
Weather Impact: -10.2%
Headwind: 55% @ 2.5-7.8mph
Longest Headwind: 49m 10s
Air Speed: 14.3mph
Temp: 79.7-91°F
Precip: 0% @ 0 Inch/hr
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Total distance: 50.78 mi
Max elevation: 3145 ft
Min elevation: 2153 ft
Total climbing: 2276 ft
Total descent: -2297 ft
Average speed: 16.37 mi/h
Average cadence: 79 RPM
Average heart rate: 117 BPM
Average temperature: 89.24 °F
Total time: 04:06:49

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