Sunday, August 23, 2009

I took the time to mix some Hammer Perpetuem
for the next portion of the trip. I was carrying my fuel in a flask. The contents had the consistency of pancake batter. All day I would religiously take a hit every thirty minutes from the flask to stay fueled and avoid the dreaded bonk. In my bottles I used Hammer HEED. I was carrying extra powder to mix as I refilled. Aside from a couple of Clif bars for variety, this was my breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks all day. Continuing to eat is the most difficult thing about long distance cycling. After a while, your stomach revolts at the idea of taking in one more thing, but the alternative is making that phone call home for a ride. I wouldn't do that.

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