Day 4 from my Climate Ride on my unicycle.
65 miles, 2750 feet of vertical climb. One brutal hill at mile 58!
I rode it ALL — no walking, no stopping on the hills 🙂 Crazy hills with lots of camber & gravel. Some amazing scenic routes through farmland and forests. But also, narrow roads with big rigs scaring the hell out of me!
Today was the most painful challenging day of exercise I ever engaged in. It was also one of the most rewarding, because of the comments from the other riders — telling me I was an “inspiration”, “a beast”, and “an elite athlete.” But my favorite was the woman who, as she rode behind me, said, “You are crazy. But in the best possible way.” 🙂 70 miles to go. I can’t believe I’m actually getting it done. Thanks all!
Here’s a photo taken by a fellow rider, Rick Gentry, at 7:58 am this morning.