Here's Ellie's bike Hot Flash resting up at our first quick stop about 8 miles into the ride at the landing at Claiborne. David joined us a few miles down the road on the return trip from Neavitt.
Refueling is important, says Ellie!
Buttercup is happy that I finally gave her a matching yellow front tire. You can see I'm down to my last half-bottle of Gatorade after 73 miles!
This is David's Ironman refueling secret. Breakfast of champions! I'll bet that's what Floyd eats.
Fortunately, Ellie didn't get a photo of how my ride ended. I was so tired at the end of the ride that I couldn't swing my leg past the saddle and I ended up taking a tumble all tangled in the bike on my front lawn. I was just glad it didn't happen in transition during an actual triathlon.
Ride notes: Felt stronger at a slightly faster pace (16.4 mph average) and still without drafting! Uncrusteables PB&J work great for road food. Powerbars are still tough to get down but work great for staying power. Didn't eat quite as much when I drank Gatorade instead of water, but no big bonks along the way. Last time I stiffened up on the ferry ride, but this time we had a shorter wait and I felt good when we rolled off.