Holy smokes, my big ride, my CO GAP 2017, is happening in about one month!
I need to get some miles in!
I parked at Fort Laurens, biked thru Bolivar, and then took the Ohio-Erie Towpath North.
After a fairly sketch first half mile, you exit the city area and are into the suburbs and country life.
When I got back to the Ohio Eric Towpath, I decided to just head back south. I meant to ride 60 miles, I rode 52 miles instead.
Longest Ride to Date!
I did really well on this bike ride eating and drinking. I had to hop off the bike a few times because of hydrating a little too well! It was interesting to see the differences between 7 hours running and 7 hours biking-you just are not beat up the same way as running.
I am a bit concerned about the time factor. This was seven hours of pretty much biking. I did stop once each hour to get my butt off the saddle, stretch, drink, eat. I will be stopping much more on the C&O Towpath to take pictures, etc.
Fast Forward my Bike Ride
The more I think about it, I realize this is my bike tour. I can do whatever I want. My first day of touring will be 59 miles. I may bail out at fifty miles and call my husband (who is driving a vehicle and coming along) to cut the day short. Maybe. There is no DQ or Bike Police out there to dictate the terms of my ride.
I still need another long bike ride, preferably two back to back long rides. The clock is ticking!