The highlight of today's ride was finding a street called GobblersKnob Road. I took a small detour to ensure it wasn't a mistake by google maps. It seemed like any other rural road except admittedly it didn't look like there was much demand for housing and the few houses I saw looked like the owners needed to show a bit more pride. I also found 1 business on the road that called themselves Sukup. I would love to see one of their addressed invoices.
Tomorrow I'm going a maximum of 30 miles and I'm not riding a bike or undertaking any exercise, or movement of any type after 11am.
If I see the sun after 11 it will be from within a cool air conditioned room. I will be wearing sunglasses and be surrounded by cold drinks.
This is how I intend to spend the following 36 hours after arriving at my destination tomorrow.
This heat and humidity is too oppressive and I've had enough of it.
I started the day with no energy as a result of yesterday's sun exposure. I was out of my room at 7 but I still needed to find somewhere to eat. This meant I was going to lose valuable riding time. Ideally I would have eaten and been on the road sooner.
My problem today was working out where I could finish up. I had a couple of motel options after only 20 miles but they looked dire and were a good distance from anything that I would have found useful, like a restaurant or shop.
Other than that my next option was in Wolcott which meant a 45.6 mile ride. I wasn't keen on this option because I thought it might mean riding in the mid day sun. Also the review of the only motel in Wolcott were pretty bad. I feared the worst but it turns out I have been in worse places.
I arrived having thoroughly overheated but luckily it wasn't too late in the day in the end. I managed to get there by 12 despite my worrying.
Still, the temperature was 26C at 8am and climbed over 30C by 9.30. From 10.30 it was killing me. My gps said it hit 33C but with the humidity it felt more like 36/37C
I'm happier about tommorrow's plan because there are lots of accomodation options. I hope that after a day off temperatures will cool off at the end of the weekend.