Sunday, July 09, 2006
Checked out the "Big South Loop"
Today a friend, who's prepping for the Tour of Puerto Rico in September, and I checked out the "Big South Loop" and it's a good one if you're wanting to get some road mileage. Over the course of 120 miles or so, you'll get a variety of hill types and good sparsely traveled roads, except for Hwy 77. We road on a Sunday, leaving at 5:30 am and arrived back in Lincoln 5 minutes after noon. We had 6 hours of riding time plus two 15 minute stops at Syracuse and Beatrice. As a newbie, I felt better after this ride than other long ones I've done, mainly because I took much better care of my energy needs, eating and drinking what and when my partner did. Went through 4 Clif bars, one Clif Shot, can of Red Bull, and 2 big things of Gatorade to replace the water in my bottles. He even let me ride his carbon Felt for 12 miles or so and it was pretty darn sweet.