The pic is from my 1st lap. Started at 5:45am and did a lap of Coaster / Trestle / Connecter / Denmans reverse / Denmans forward / Connecter / then most of the time trial course on Hillside. 14 mile laps.1st lap in the dark by myself then 1/2way through lap 2 I found Basso, Pig, Blackford and Jim(?). Did most thru most of lap3 w/them or Rick. Young Ryan and Dal joined me for lap 4.
Everyone was out today so I assumed that I'd find another to keep me company for laps 5-7. It was not in the cards and I rode those by myself. Probably a good thing as I could take it at my own pace. 7 laps = 98 miles so I added another coaster to hillside loop. My legs were screaming on the last lap uphills but I never gave in to the granny (all day).
A nice fall day on Hillside. Sometimes it seemed like it was snowing leaves.
Summary is 100.4 miles 9:38 ride time (lots of trail BSing) total time of 11:30.
A very long day and I'm now feeling it in my back. It's all worth it for what I think has got to be a first......100 miles all on the center trails in a day.
A pic at the end. I look like I aged a few years today. The car was my pitstop for each lap. Water, pop, clif bars, Hammer Gel and Sugar Cookie dough (yum).
BTW - thanks to all that I rode with, saw out there (Terri, Andy and others), and even those that called or sent a test during the day. Your positive comments and friendship really helped make the miles easier.