Sunday was Day 3 of the Rise Across Texas Challenge, the second and biggest day of riding, and took the group from Kountze, Texas to Conroe over the course of 85 long miles and nearly six hours on the bike. It was without question the farthest I’ve ever ridden in a single day…that’s probably true for most of the folks on the ride (except Jim Crow who has done much longer rides).
And, unfortunately, the group had it’s first big fall and injury: Al Koehler hit my back wheel while we were drafting and took a significant spill while we were riding at about 21-22 miles per hour:
Stats for today are as follows:
Nearly six hours on the bike covering just over 85 miles at an average speed of 14 miles per hour…which is a pretty good average pace. The rise and fall of the road was 2673 feet and we theoretically burned about 3900 calories. We stopped for lunch in Cleveland, Texas which you can see right around the 50-mile mark below.
Over all, the 85 mile ride felt pretty much like yesterday’s 59 mile ride…although I don’t know how many more miles I could have gone after that 85th mile.
After a night in Conroe’s Best Western, we’re off to Brenham, Texas which is about 61 miles away. There are threats of thunder storms that may cause a change in plans but we won’t know until later in the day.
there ya have it.