Mountain Biking 4:37:21  52.39 km (5:18 / km) +1158m 4:46 / km
With my kite getting larger by the day I'm starting to think I'm coming to the end of my life. I cannot do what I want to do, so today with no work, I thought....."lets bike for five hours". What a bellend. I finished in absolute pieces. I think time wise, this is close to the longest ride I've done. It felt like the Coast to Coast, but with zero aid. I took no water or snacks. I couldn't even pedal the bike up to the cellar. It was like Fat Don had "de-bagged and Raddished" me (That's a rich English Private School Phenomenon that I believe means "Knackered" in working class circles. Let's hope so. No seriously...let's hope so.)
Anyway, I digress. Lush ride. Home to Ames. Up Alta. Down Magic Meadows to Sunshine/Illium. Home. This involved a solid two hour climb and a solid 68 minute descent. Longest descent of my life. I felt like I'd swallowed a plantation of Maxwell House by the bottom.
The funny thing about cycling is it's exhausting and I'm still feeling battered. But it's not like a long run where you know in two days you're still going to feel like you've spent three months fighting with your kids over a Halloween costume.