That's my official time for an average of 20.4 mph. In the unofficial standings, I came in 785th out of about 7700 riders but that number has been jumping around, so I'll wait until it settles in to claim a position. My in-the-saddle time was 5:11 and I'm pleased beyond words and utterly exhausted.
Tomorrow will bring a recap of the ride, and a return to infinitely more interesting literary news - but just a wee bit later than usual. Until then, here are two shots, one from the starting line and one from the finish.
Home and happy.
GOTEV and I got there at 5 a.m. to nail a good spot near the starting line and had to spend two hours in the 45 degree cold. Here I am getting ready to move off ...
And here at the finish line, dehydrated, exhausted and happy ... Much more to come, soon.