Cobourg to Picton
Distance: 105 KM biked
Time Spent Biking: 8 hours
Day 2! I'll go through this day pretty quickly - I honestly think that Day 3's blog will be way more entertaining. Today, the main issue was heat: it got up to 36 degrees with the humidity, which definitely made things a bit dangerous on the road.
Today was definitely a brutal day, and my body's still adjusting to the non-stop cardio. Here are a few things I've learned so far:
1) Stay thirsty my friends.
It's ridiculous how much water you have to drink while biking in this weather. I kept track of exactly how much fluid I drank on Day 3, and it came to 16.5 litres. In a single day.
2) Think your legs will hurt the most? Think again.
I'd actually say that my fingers and wrists hurt more. My left hand is permanently in Captain Hook mode, and using a knife and fork is really awkward.
3) Biking far is really hard.
This is probably the most fun part. It's crazy to be pedaling 8-10 hours in a day, but I want to see how far I can push myself (without going overboard, I know Mom I know). I'll have a number of days coming up in the ride that are shorter though, so I'll make sure to take time to play it safe and not push myself too hard.
4) Expect very different trails.
My day today went from lakeside trails to busy roadways to dirt paths in the middle of the forest. It's tough to expect what you're going to get in some areas, but my bike is holding up so far!
After a grueling day, I made it into Picton where a wonderful local named Cindy was kind enough to take me in. Thank you Cindy for the warm bed and amazing food! Really appreciate your kindness.
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See you tomorrow!