Made it

Made it. By the skin of my butt. I seriously considered retiring after the first day. I was cold, miserable, tired, and I’d been holding the rest of the group back.

Everyone was encouraging. “Tomorrow will be better” was the continual litany.

Some tough lessons learned: I’m not going to attempt anything like this again unless I drop some serious weight. And I’m going to take my bike.

The itinerary needs a Day 4. That’s the day you get the bike (and yourself, incidentally) back to the starting point.

The play-by-play of the ride is available on Twitter.