Got through Day 1 of Week 3 without any major problems. We did about 88 miles from Nashville to Laurenceburg, TN. Total climbing of around 3800 ft. Now, I haven’t ridden anywhere near these distances of certainly climbed ANYTHING in a long long time. But the challenge is one I’m ready to grapple with.
The rest of the guys are all very cool. Some offering tips on how best to ride in a group. Others making adjustments to my position on the bike. Others just trying to offer me giant glasses of wine immediately following the ride (yikes).