Just a friendly warning that at the start of tonight's ride the temperature is going to be near 100 degrees. It will be VERY important to hyper hydrate for the ride before you start the ride. When the temps are this high you will NOT be able carry enough fluid to keep yourself well hydrated during the ride. So...start drinking now. Try to get 4-5 bottles of fluid in your system before you get to the ride. Also, add some electrolytes to your bottles if possible - this will help avoid cramping issues later in the ride.
The course is hilly tonight which means more effort from the calf muscles (when standing) and those are usually the first muscle to let go when your electrolyte levels get low. Plan accordingly. See you in a few hours.
Can you believe the forecast for Thursday, 101 degrees with 15-25mph winds out of the SW. Will be interesting to see who shows up and I will be there to document the carnage. Below is most of route and I see it will run through Granville so bring cash for a pit stop at one of the gas stations. Be aware of the signs of heat stroke. If you see me passing you, the heat is beginning to have an impact. If you see Dennis pass you, you are in the early stages of heat stroke. If Kenda Dave passes you, you have already passed out. Do not ignore the warning signs!!!!