The good news is that I made the mountain. Not having my gear on the back of the bike helped. It took me 5 hours to go 20 miles. But I made it.
The bad news is that I got off my bike 12 hours after I got on it. A long day! Now that figure includes a lot of stops. I covered 58 miles today.
Not sure where this spurt of energy came from. Maybe the lack of riding yesterday afternoon. Maybe the massage. Maybe the lack of the heavy gear during the first 20 miles. Or maybe it is the “I can taste Santiago”.
I am now only 58 miles from Santiago. I am determined to make it tomorrow, Thursday. At least I won’t have a mountain to climb tomorrow!