Been riding a lot but not stopping by and posting. Riding to much perhaps that I am a tad on the exhausted side often. Also working the non biking muscles and stretching, makes for a better ride. Today's heat index was 115, humidity about 75 and temp 96. I lifted after work, strengthening shoulders, arms, and chest, doing sits, and leg curls. No ride today trying to store up some energy in the legs for a metric gravel tomorrow and finish stronger then I have been. I have in the freezer two 32 ounce water bottles and a 24 oz V8. Hot rides V8 makes a good blend of minerals and such. It is easy to overdo the salts and 24 oz of V8 is about right for a 5 hour ride. I'll need a refill of fluids somewhere out there.
So ya'll come back now.