Yesterday we closed out the night with dinner and with a very humbling and inspiring conversation about why each of us has chosen to get involved with this ride. Basically it was 18 dudes pouring their hearts out, shedding tears and offering words of support and encouragement. Emotionally draining evening after a physically exhausting day.
The word “epic” has been tossed around a lot the last few days, but today really lived up to it. The group rode 115 miles (almost 8 hours in the saddle!) through windswept fields of cotton, over several miles of dirt and gravel roads, through some beautiful forests and over 3000 ft of vertical gain. Best day I’ve spent on a bike – like ever.