Sixty-Four Miles + Flat Tire – No Pain, No Gain

After a string of 20-35 miles rides over a few weeks, I was really long overdue for a high-mileage ride. After all, I’m training for the MS150 and I’ll log about 80-miles on back-to-back days.

So, I combined one of my previous routes through Southeast Austin and Creedmoor with the route that I took to San Marcos back in early February. The result was a 64 miler.

Fifteen miles in I got my 2nd flat tire in as many weekends. This one was on the side of a country road in the middle of nowhere. Since I’d learned how to change my tire via YouTube when I got my flat the previous weekend, I was good to go. I swung by a bike shop in Kyle twelve miles later to buy a new spare tube, in case I got another flat.

The last 15 miles or so were BRUTAL. Extreme left legs cramps, but I had to power through. After all, I was 15-20 miles from home and stopping for too long would just make me stiffen up.

I made it home — even did the difficult Bradshaw Rd. climb instead of taking an easier alternate route. Sixty-four miles in Five Hours, five minutes.

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