First day is coming to an end and I’m ready for bed soon. I’m in the middle of dinner and that will end my day.
It was a long ride, about 450 km and it was baking hot for most of the time. I left home rather late since I came back from the Formula 1 weekend in Valencia last night. On top of that, I had to go to work to pick up my rain jacket which I had thought I could do without when I left for the summer. Watching MotoGP in Assen made me reconsider… actually it rains a lot in northern Europe, and I have probably been cold more than warm in the past, before coming to Spain that is.
I got heatstroke in Valencia on Saturday, and watching the Formula 1 in the sun on Sunday added to that. So it was not the perfect conditions to head out today, but I did my best following my own advice to stop for drinks often, eat even though I wasn’t hungry etc… Despite this, I have a headache and long for bed, but that is after 7 hours of riding in sun, some occasional hail and more sun.
But regardless of the circumstances, I had a great time riding. See my day summarised in pictures: