It was my first Seattle-to-Portland one-day ride.  It was my 2nd STP; the first time took me 2 days.  130 miles the first day and 70 miles the following day.  This 2014 STP was brutal because of the heat that got up to mid-90s especially around the middle of the ride at around 100 miles.  I started cramping up after the mid-point stop at Olympia and I actually started to turn around ready to call it quits.  I figured that I wouldn't be able to finish even if I rested a while. But the cramps e...
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