Ready to ride?
Up before dawn to prepare I find it hard at the moment to imagine the hundred kilometer bike ride I've set myself up for today. Wish me luck!
Update (22 Aug., 5:21 PM EDT): With twenty-four hours of perspective I feel pretty good about the ride. It's a very hilly route, one I completed this time last year, but this year it was much more humid and somewhat hotter and that made it feel a lot harder than I expected. I had to make more stops than I would have preferred to and I can't say I felt good very often during the ride but I finished it, and with the extra four miles we tacked on due to a missed (and unmarked) turn this ride became my longest to date at seventy miles.