Posted by: derekchad | June 6, 2011

107 miles is really long


107 miles, the longest day of ALC, done, crossed off the list. Such an incredibly long, long day, over seven hours on the bike.

I saw dancing bears, seals, and lots of dead animals on the side of the road. I saw a Jack Russell chase another rider. I saw the ocean, the mountains, fields of artichokes and strawberries. The winds blessed us mostly, pushing me at speeds up to 38 mph on the flats, but when we turned east or west, it turned into a brutal crosswind, forcing us to lean into it or be blown over.

It was such a long day that my mind is literally a blank slate right now, and I just can’t write any more.



  1. D, so grateful for your posts – silly or somber, windblown or rain soaked. Push on, my friend. You are awesome.

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