At any rate, at 25 miles I just bonked. No, not a crash, but an energy crash. Unfortunately, I had 5 miles more to go to get home. I started getting chills, my stomach was queasy, and my muscles were shaky. I stopped in the shade and watered up --which I had been doing all along -- and ate half a KIND bar.
I also started noticing a visual anomaly, one of those jagged lines that occurs with migraines. No headache, but definitely distracting.
I slowly did about 2 more miles and pulled into one of our local bike shops that also has a coffee bar. After a caffeine infusion I slowly finished the last 3.
Brutal. Now -- I'm supposed to ride in a long event next Saturday. What should I have in my bottle instead of plain water to restore whatever I'm depleting. Any ideas?
Wildlife observed today: lots of fuzzy white caterpillars, a chipmunk, and scads of young kids on bikes.
Accidents observed: two -- both because cyclists were going too fast for trail conditions.