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2 They Looked Beat!

February 09, 2013


Road Kill!

As I came in US 30 from Longview on my first successful "one day" STP, I saw, littered along the banks of the highway, the sad "road kill" of folk who were unable to proceed. 

They looked exhausted.  Bikes tossed on the ground with little thought.  Blank, dazed looks on their faces as they stared off into the distance, usually down the road towards the finish 35 miles away. Sitting passively: their arms around their knees or supporting them as they leaned back or lay on the ground.  A group of 5: one lying on the ground as another was pushing and pulling on his legs as if to relieve a cramp and the other 3 standing around in an arc watching.

Not Me! (...This Time)

That day, I wasn't one of them: but I have been!  I recognized the cramping from lack of hydration or electrolytes.  I saw the exhaustion/bonking from insufficient food.  I heard about others with the bloating and stomach upset due to not processing food.

Yes, there are many ways to fail at riding a bike for 200 miles in one day: I think I've done most of them.  As they say:

Mistakes come from lack of knowledge and wisdom,
Knowledge and wisdom come from making mistakes!
I've made many of those mistakes, now, I want to make sure I don't forget!
This set of commentaries is my "pensieve" of how to !FAIL! (NOT), i.e. what I have learned...
usually the hard way!


Recent Commentaries
in Introduction Book

STP: Intro - February 17, 2013
3  It's Simple!
STP: Intro - February 09, 2013
1  The Book I Shoulda Had
STP: Intro - February 09, 2013
2  Looked Beat

Introduction
       Chapters

1   The Book I Shoulda Had
  February 09, 2013
2   Looked Beat
  February 09, 2013
3   It's Simple!
  February 17, 2013
Carpe Diem: What you can envision, you can achieve!sm
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