Wind noise rendered this long important post unintelligible.
Seems to be the first order important elephant in the room. Important, but second-order are things like egg beater perineum, and staying Seated on the narrow hard saddle.
Massive calorie burn yesterday, 4500 calories, 4200 calorie burn today. Extremely difficult day with high winds and bone chilling cold. Yes wedding gallons with all of the exertion. No logical stopping places short of these extreme expenditures. And quality calories are pretty much unavailable made difficult by the terrible cold and lack of quality food. Why pass out? Unclear. Could be dehydration, 8500 calories burned in 2 days and fewer than 2000 calories taken in. 2 hours later feeling a bit stabilized. The next 3 days can be more moderate a still allowing arrival in Oklahoma City on Thursday it is hoped. Temperature dropping and precipitation on Wednesday. Snow and rain.
Two Clif bars and two bottles of Gatorade for dinner. Feeling a little bit better.