I’d previously been enjoying a two month long going away party which did anything but prepare me mentally and physically for seven weeks on a bike – alone.
There is no Internet, no laptops, no phones, no work schedules. I had no idea what was around the corner every minute of every day.
It was me, my bike, the road and this invisible negative force in the blistering heat all day. I rode before sun up and after sunset to avoid the risk of heat stroke.