The day after the ride completed.
Woke up in the morning with a splitting head ache.
I'm Aching more than I did when I was on the ride.
I can't grip very well with my right hand, hold a knife Or use a clothed peg.
Both hands have lumps on.
Right calf stiff, ball of Foot numb and tingling, Big toe and two others are numb. Circulation defective in right leg, expect it will clear up later in the week.
not sure I could've managed another day.
I made the right choice in doing the ride, if I had put it off I might never have got round to doing it again, that's the trouble as you get older, None of us know what's round the corner.
Spent the whole day loafing around doing nothing.
Will try and add some more information about the ride as I remember it later.
I am not sure there is a recognised Devon and Cornwall coast route?
Some have posted that parts of the coast are quite pleasurable to ride.
This is very possible if you don't try to do too much at once.
Many of the hills which I think also our cycle routes are not just steep Just very dangerous.
Typically you can drop 600 foot without a single flat piece of ground.
unlike some long drops that are greater than that, where you can go all the way to the bottom without breaks, these particular drops on the coast and narrow twisting so no chance for a clear run.
On some of them I stopped several times, to make sure that the bike stays safe typically with a chance of overheating of rimsand tires.
On gears typically you're going to need a 20 inch bottom gear.
I was using 42 inch with a 21.5 kg bike, I also had a rucksack which started life at 5 kg.
That got lighter during the first day as I ate the food I took with me I drank the 1.5 kg of water.
The bladder in the sack with a back up with water which are used a couple of times after the first day.
Needless to say I did a lot of walking.
if you were day tripping you still going to need two bottles and carry a small amount of food between feeding stations, that's when they are open.
Garages co-op and spa shops Or a good place to get food, if a cafe is not available.
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