{Horizontal} Hundred

Mission accomplished.

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: )

My contribution was boosting morale with witty comments and entertaining the group by attempting to ride without using my hands at mile 89.

They really appreciated the diversion : )

We spent exactly 6 hours, 43 minutes and 55 seconds in the saddle, and the most interesting things we saw were:

  • 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:

“Hancock Horizontal Hundred Hottie” or “HHHH”….he’s so clever!

Overall, it was a great experience, and a wonderful way to celebrate my 25th. Thanks to all of the Hancock Horizontal Hundred volunteers and organizers!

“The Team” – We’re done!

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.

Nothing like a little ice and Kombucha to recover. And Murder She Wrote re-runs.

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!).

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