Lined up at the start. fast riders in the front. I'm way back in the field.
and the riders are off! The truck/moto escort is going far too slow, so the cyclists are coming past.
the mass of riders.
there I am.
some of the riders who started near the back, including one of the tandems.
more of the starting field.
a longtail Bike Friday and some kids.
wave goodbye to the starting field
small climb leading up to the mile 31 big climb. Rad WCWC tandem on the left.
reaching the 31 mile hilltop
with a paceline in the backroads
riding through curves with beautiful forest around me.
more ugly clearcut around mile 78
ugly clearcut logging on the mile 78 climb
logging operation on the downhill around mile 78
cruising along through a healing clearcut
descent through a clearcut that is healing
final big downhill at mile 109
coming in town to the finish line. Faye is on the curb.
dig deep! finish line is at the flag.
tedder at the finish. Finish clock is over my shoulder- I finished at 7:02.
EAT ALL THE THINGS