So remember when I said I was going to ride 75 miles on my bike? Well I did it! I realize this recap is about 3 weeks late but better late than never!
My morning started bright and early at 4am!! I only had about 4 hours of sleep the night before due to having to work my second job so I was a little worried that I would totally hit a wall at some point. My sister and I got dressed and ate the traditional toast with PB as well as a big iced coffee for me!
B was awesome and actually dropped us off at the start so we wouldn’t have to leave my car there. Poor guy-I woke him up at 5am on a Saturday!
We got down to the starting area with plenty of time to walk around and get a feel for everything. I was definitely still half asleep at this point!
After a team photo and last minute adjustments we were off. We started just a little before 7am and there was a cool breeze and everyone seemed in great spirits! It was kind of hard to imagine that we would be spending the entire morning and afternoon on a bike!
The race was really well organized with fully stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles (there were five total I believe). There was a group of five girls that all rode together throughout the day; myself, my sister Lindsey, Meghan, Tiffany and Diana!
The following are some pictures from the different rest stops. We rode anywhere from 13-17mph and took our time at all the rest stops and had fun!
Our actual time spent riding was 6 hours and 17 minutes but from start to finish it took us close to 9 hours. A big thank you to my family and B and his family for coming to support us! It was so awesome seeing them all right as we crossed the finish line! My sister and I were definitely excited to show off our medals!!
We spent the night in Avalon and had B’s family over for dinner to celebrate our big finish! We had a great time although by 10pm I was falling asleep on the couch!
I will definitely be signing up for the MS City to Shore ride in 2011. If you live in the PA/NJ area you should give it a shot!
Time to get some stuff done on this gross rainy evening.