We made it! Today was the perfect capstone to an incredible experience. Lon told us at the start to take it easy and enjoy the day. For the most part that’s what we did, but a few times the paceline picked speed up to the low 20s as we all felt the eagerness to get done, plus we have gotten used to this kind of pace. The terrain was rolling, losing about 600’ for the day, but we climbed 2,500’ worth of little hills.
I think we are all struggling with what completing this trip means. We have a dinner and awards/presentations this evening which will be fun, but it will probably take a few days/weeks to really appreciate the impact of what we accomplished.
Congratulations to all the riders, now friends. I’ll post more pictures and some more info later.
The map of our route is now complete!
Rob and Randy - roomies and friends