My original intention was to post updates from the road, as I went. Well, despite my current employment as a consultant in wireless and mobile applications, or perhaps as a result of it, that really didn't work. Mostly, Blogger failed me, but I can only blame procrastination on it--a couple of well-placed perl scripts could have done the trick. Once again, the truism surrounding every presentation, production deployment, or anything else relying on technology holds true: it won't work when people are looking.
||Distance: 30-something miles|
What a victory!
||Distance: 97-102 miles (95 completed)|
Today I started on the road at around 7 AM. I had breakfast with Rob after having slept very soundly, and after a hefty dose of Motrin I was ready to roll. This day was sold all throughout the ride as the most difficult of the four.
||Distance: 85 miles|
Got up at 5 AM. Showered/shivered, got dressed, got ready to roll by 6:30. I picked up my bike from the sag pile and hopped on it after a good breakfast.
|Distance: 105 miles (95 completed)|
Woke up at 4 AM with Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox if I Die as reveille. This seemed particularly fitting. I caught the shuttle to the fairgrounds at 4:45. I was unusually happy for being up so early--I suppose the excitement gave me enough energy to be bouncy and pouncy.