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Loopy Interior 1000 - Anna's Story
A story! Yes! I love stories. But short? Why does it have to be short? It was a long ride.
So, I was quite nervous about it, after all, it has been a while since the last 1000. I rode this one with Deirdre, Colin, and Michael, and occasionally someone else. On Day 1
On day 2, new shifter in hand for Deirdre (thanks to Bob Lepage) we had to hustle to Prince George to get there before it closed. Hooray for tailwinds! We made it.
So I let instinct take over. My mind went blank, I followed the yellow line, and I pedaled. Hard. (As recalled after the fact, when I woke up with the previous days events rolling around in my head) After a while I started to warm up, but didn't dare stop. My vision became very clear, I didn't see the rain. Just the road and the yellow line. I noticed after a while that I was going very hard, time trial style, my breathing was heavy, but the odd thing was, I was feeling no pain. All sensation of past muscular discomfort was gone. It was with great relief when I saw the McBride 2 sign, and a minute or 2 later the Sandman. When I came through the door I put my arms across the desktop and held on for support. The very kind fellow behind the counter asked me if I was okay, and I said "I'm good now". It was with great relief that I saw Deirdre, Colin and Michael come in, as I felt I had abandoned them.
Day 3 brought us to Clearwater, where we spent a couple of hours getting in enough sleep to finish the ride on day 4, with a couple of hours to spare before closing of the control.
Gotta say though, it was a great ride.
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September 7, 2018