I'll admit, I was WIPED OUT by the time I reached home, but it gave me a good reading on my condition.
I think with some more workouts to improve my endurance & speed, I'll be able to make the full century ride. First, remember that I was hauling more weight than I will be during the 100-miles of the Clean Air Challenge (there are routes from 10 to 100 miles you may choose). The CAC is supported, so I will not need to sustain myself with extras like I list below.
HYDRATION: I had already drank about 28+ ounces of water before starting. I had 68-ounces of water on my bike-- and should have had at least one more bottle. The cold made me think I was not thirsty when I actually was starting to dehydrate.
FOOD: 10 ounces of protein (eggs/ham) mixed with veggies, two bananas, two slices of whole grain bread, 2 slices of cheese, and a few Ideal Protein bars. I had already eaten a big breakfast. I was careful to eat my fats and carbs (cheese & bread) separately during my lunch & dinner.
CLOTHING: A thin thermal underlayer, sweat suit, a biker jersey (which was a bit big, thanks to Ideal Protein & You First), wind breaker, wool socks, , 2-pairs of gloves, neck gator (handy when I needed to cover/warm up my mouth & nose) and thermal skull cap.
I also used pairs of chemical foot & hand warmers-- needed one more pair of foot warmers though. The first pair ran out...poor, cold tootsies.