This ride was originally scheduled to begin at 9 am. With predicted temperatures to climb into the mid 90's, the time was moved up to 7:30 am, great idea, as it turned out. Holly Carr, Tasha Harris, Cecilia Grillo, & Linda Bankerd rode along with me, Sherwood Byers, Sr. on this hot day of riding.
As it turned out, we were not the only cyclists to start early, as there were many other cyclists riding. The climb over 55 miles was greater than 3000 ft. There was a vendor at one of the rest stops selling flavored shaved ice. Previously it was decided not stop at this rest stop, but with the temps being as high as they were, the temptation of the Shaved Ice won out, "we stopped".
The ride continued with no mishaps or malfunctions.
After the ride, we decided to go to Matchbox and enjoy pizza & beer before returning home.
Thank you to all who joined me on this ride.