It’s hot. It’s bloody hot.
All four of us struggled today. Big time. This heat saps our energy like an SUV guzzles gas. It’s hot and I’m miserable.
I’m convinced it’s not earthly possible to drink enough water to stay hydrated in this heat. I’m carrying seven water bottles on my bike – seven! – and they were all emptied a couple of times today.
In addition to gallons and gallons of water, the four of us managed to go through 2 liters of orange juice, 1.5 liters of milk, 2 liters of Squirt, 2 liters of Pepsi, and another soda with dinner!
I swear I should just hook myself up to some kind of automatic funnel – water goes in and comes right back out my sweat pores. Why even bother with the stomach?
But the best part of the day was dinner with David – and listening to all his tales. He spent 2.5 years cycling around the world in his late teens back in the 70’s and is now re-cycling the world. Fascinating man and great stories!
Kilometers today: 74
Kilometers to date: 13595
Cycling into Nandaimo for breakfast
The church in Nandaimo