I rode 100.1 miles with Valerie & Destrey (it was their seventh Anniversary…that’s true love right there!), Sheri and Kevin. We made a great team, and had a wonderful ride.
And, I found a neon yellow jersey at the expo…and that just made everything better.
We especially made a great team when Destrey picked up a huge dead raccoon when we volunteered to sweep the course, and when I left my gloves at our first stop, and the guys rode all the way back to retrieve them (Thanks, guys: )
They really appreciated the diversion : )
- 23 3/4 flat frogs
- 10,000 acres of corn
- Other flat animals
- A guy with a beer on a lawnmower
- Soy beans
- People peeing in the woods
- Beautiful, crumbling brick houses
- Scary dogs
- A kid on a porch with binoculars
This list gives you a glimpse of our level of excitement throughout the day. The cookies at mile 75 were a high point… but we loved each and every minute of it (almost…I could have done without 57-65 and 90-97. Wind and aching legs are not my friend. And drafting scares me).
The Husband met us for lunch, and cheered for us when we crossed the finish line. He even greeted me with this AMAZING sign:
After showers and lots of ice, we hobbled over to our favorite local Mexican restaurant for dinner…. eating tortilla chips with abandon is a beautiful thing.
P.S. In case you’re wondering, the “no hands” attempt was a success.
Now on to the next adventure! (It’s this weekend…’hang tight’ for another fun post!).