Time for another predawn wake-up. This time for 95 mile loop headed north from Rockville, at the end of the Red Line.
I switched to eating peanuts, orange juice, and gatorade instead of clif bars. It seemed to work much better. Less sugar energy spikes (clif bars are mostly rice syrup, aka sugar).
|Albuagh Rd. The gravel of Old West Falls Rd a few miles back was better 'cause it was shady.|
It was hot enough by mile 85, I had to stop and dip my feet in a roadside stream and spotted this wild strawberry. That's how you know it's been hot the last few weeks.