Here's a map of the ride. A couple loops but mostly fresh new road to explore throughout. They did a great job routing the ride, very little if any traffic on many of the roads. Lots of corn and cows. Really beautiful ride. They routed us past a bar at 89 miles, God bless them, ..... more on that in a bit :P For more detail, and a map you can zoom in on go here.. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/192509268
|I think we covered greater Kane County!|
At 50 miles I went through a rough spell, everything hurt. But a couple tylenol, some food and a stretch and I was fine again. At 75 miles Roger started to fade pretty bad. A few minutes horizontal in some shady grass and ice water at the next stop and he was fine again. We both finished strong, feeling good.
All in all it was a total blast. can't wait to do another one. With my knee starting to tweak out from running, biking is a nice break from the pounding and Im very happy that after 100 miles on a bike there's no knee pain at all today (my quads and hamstrings are a different story). We finished 101 miles in 6 hours 26 minutes. 1512 feet of elevation gain. Avg 15.7 mph. We wont be entering the Tour de France but very happy with that. Life is good!
Here's a few more pictures taken along the ride.
|Lots of food! PBJ sammiches, cookies, fruit and more. Rest stops every 20 miles.|
|GALLONS were consumed on the ride, by each rider!|
|She's old, but she carried me for 100 miles no problem.|
|We latched onto the guys on the left for a few miles. |
Drafting does make the miles easier!
|Ya it was HOT!|
|Roger Finley, riding buddy on this trip. Were you trying to dance with her Roger?|
|We passed a bar at 89 miles. Couldnt resist, damn these beers tasted good!!!|