The first leg, Wellesley to Bourne via an 85-mile backroads route, is over. Finished in the top 10, although without a watch or computer I have no real idea how long it took. Something around 4 hours. We had great weather, beautiful sun and dry conditions (yes! dry!) made for a lot of happy riders. Very excited to be writing this at 2 pm from beautiful, peaceful accommodations at the Converse Point Farm, where Sam’s cousin and my good friend Charlie Merrow is hosting me for the evening. I’m tucking into two bagels with cream cheese and a cappuccino; every long ride should end like this.
My sister, Nikki, deserves a super shout out for designing and maintaining this site, and helping me to post this today. Thanks Sis!
- Dad got up at 5am to drive me to the start (wisdom getting the best of valor this morning) and will be meeting me to ride back from Wellesley to JP on Sunday (valor will have its moment, too).
- Lots of cool bike gear, way more gear than legs to ride it!
- As the Star Spangled Banner was sung over the microphone the sound of 2,000 people softly singing along…. I’m not one for this pageant but it was pretty cool
- Good-natured competition; lots of attempts to get organized into something speedy, then lots of fair play moves that broke it up; just right for the day
- Ran into Uta Pippig for the second year in a row. We rode together and chatted for a good stretch of the way. What a champion.
- What a difference a year makes.
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