Need Feedback on Ride (LONG)
Before this weekend, I had put on 900 miles on my 1st bike (HD Sportster 883) since I bought it in Feb. This weekend I rode the most miles yet. Yesterday my hubby and I rode 100 miles. We did some highway time and We took Latrobe Rd that is a bit windy. I felt pretty good on the ride, after getting home. Hot, tired, but pretty good. I made a couple stupid errors, but able to recover and learn.
Today I went on my first group ride. We ended up having covered 250 miles! We went from Sac area up to Marleville, which is by Tahoe. There were a lot of windy roads, and altogether we were on the road today for 9 1/2 hrs (with breakfast and lunch breaks). We only had 9 bikes in the group, safe riders. I did great on the way there, about 125 miles, The leader and others were amazed I had only road for 1,000 miles, never had a bike before. On the way back I started feeling really fatigued. I lost it. The last leg of the trip I was so tired and hurt so much (my butt and my arms, rotator cuff minor injur really hurt), I couldn't keep up. I felt like it was dangerous to keep up because I really could not focus. My husband was really worried, and couldn't understand why my riding declined so much on the way home.
Has anyone else had this experience? I don't think I will do anymore rides that are this length. I did not enjoy that last trek of the ride. I was just too tired and stressed. Feedback on first big rides would be helpful, Thanks!