Today was hard.
Seeing everyone during the last 24 hours was a drain emotionally, knowing I still had 2 days to go over the hills of Devon and Cornwall.
I needed to replace my brake pads, so called in to a bike shop in Cheddar, had a chat, bought the pads and fitted them before setting off rather late at about 10am.
My knees hurt. My quads felt sore and worse of all, my right wrist was in pain due to the road vibration. I knew it was going to be a hard day with the hills and just could not get any motivation to turn the pedals. it seemed to take forever just to do 35 miles before lunch.
I stopped at a Cider farm for a panini, coffee and lemon drizzle cake before heading off towards Launceston.
After lunch, my legs seemed to be more willing, the ache in my wrist had gone and I was able to push on.
It was 15 minutes of uphill in "granny gear" followed by 1 minute of downhill at 40mph for the rest of the day.
Even the last few hundred meters into Launceston were up a steep hill :-S At least I was I'm Cornwall though!
At the hotel, my brother Chris was waiting for me. He had been down to play golf and is camping nearby. We had dinner and a few pints of cider, while putting the sporting world to rights. :-)
Tomorrow, breakfast is at 7.30, then it's full steam ahead for Lands End and the finish.
101 miles today.