Today we rode up in Cherokee county. I recognized the Publix that we left from as one where we got M's mom's birthday cake last year. It was all very exciting to recognize the start, when I thought it was going to be in a strange place. That's not to say I recognized any part of the ride in the least.
Anyway, it was a cold (50 degrees!) and wet (downpours!) ride, and a lot of people didn't make it, but I did and so did three of my mentees! woohoo!
I rode alternately with L, A, and D (who is J's friend), and had a great time. The very cold/wetness of the day made my hands stiff, so I had a hard time shifting and my knees were tired. My energy sapped pretty quickly, too, because of a few unlucky stops (a missed turn, a brake rubbing a wheel) and one good, windy one (the SAG).
In the end, it was very character building.
Maximum speed: 33.7 mph
Average speed: 12.6 mph
Distance: 29.65 mi