Nov 30, 2012
Distance today = 50.82 km; Total distance = 15,169.88 km; Location = Junin (17 km east of) – 34 39.124′ S, 60 48.177′ W; Start time = 0905, Finish time = 1656
I was a bit sore today after yesterday’s slog into the wind and through the long grass. My knees were tender, but not from pounding. Just as cycling can give you sore knees when your muscles and tendons are unprepared, all the high knee-lifting to get through the long grass yesterday has left me with some sore muscles and tendons.
There was still quite a bit of long grass running today, but at least I had a tailwind. Once again, it was a day of flat and straight roads, with a lot of traffic, particularly this afternoon. I think it was the weekend traffic out of Buenos Aires. It’s toughening me up mentally for the Nullarbor, which, while just as flat and straight, should be a bit lighter on the traffic. In the interim, however, I’m really looking forward to the quiet back roads in Europe.
Carmel decided there was nothing new to photograph today, so she didn’t take any. She’s hanging out for some different scenery. I’m sure it will come.