Most startling moment: Temporary crown falla off in my mouth at mile 11. (zipped it into a Pearlizumi pocket). Totally messed up my consumption plan…Shot blocks were out. Liquids and even open-mouth breathing annoyed the tooth.
Best rest stop: First, at 26 miles. Everyone still smiling. Fresh hot tortillas
Revelation: Hoo Ha Ride Glide works better when you apply it. Forgot at start. First rest stop couldn’t find it. Second stop (it was in glasses case) I kept praying nothing would fall in the porta-potty while I put it on.
Totally Forgot: To take pictures.
Gender notes: Female riders generally more polite. Call out “on left” while passing much more often. More female riders than other group rides I’ve done.
Good surprise: no flats.
Best snacks: fresh strawberries, oranges, bananas, M & Ms.
Lunch: took one bite of the sandwich, gave it to jeff and went back to my fruit.
Closest call: had my little jacket tucked under my seat and the sleeve got into the rear tire.
Tenderest moment: Had to stop a couple times as my toes and insteps were cramping up. Jeff offered foot massage.
Worst Hill: The one at mile 92.
Wisdom: A hundred miles is a long ways.
Best moment: the finish. High five. Big hug.
Taking off the bike shoes. Taking a BATH. Someone else cooked dinner. Yum.