Monday Day 2 - Denison to Jefferson
I need to make this quick. I'll do a better post tomorrow. Jefferson, Iowa is interent hell. They are so overloaded even library wifi won't work. I have 13 minutes and counting left on one of the library desktop computers :D
Cliffs notes for today: I didn't sleep too great last night. Never got comfortable. As for the ride... 75 miles. Most of the 2800+ feet of hills were in the first 50 miles, with over half in the first 20. There was a threat of rain at mile 20 but it never materialized. Once the majority of the hills were done at mile 50 I was happy I could take it easy for a bit... until the next 14 miles were into a 10-15mph headwind. What a cruel joke. I made it up the hills just fine, and as the day progressed I guess a got a little better on the descents. They're still irrationally freaking me out. While not sleeping last night, I think something that may be contributing to this is the major crash I witnessed directly in front of me a year ago this week. When I have access again (which should be tomorrow- Ames is a college town after all) I'll copy my FB post about what happened. At any rate, I made it through the day. Most of the day was overcast with temps 60-75, but the last hour was 88 degrees. Still nothing compared to what I've dealt with in the past.
Okay, I am likely a minute or two away from getting the boot, so until tomorrow...