At 6:40 Maja and Rhonda showed up...they had ridden to the start and were running a little late obviously. We skipped a pre-race picture since they were rushing to store gear and things. As we rode to the official start line, the rest of the bikers were riding out. We didn't communicate very well and at the last minute Maja unclipped and stopped. I barely got unclipped but my friend Kier wasn't as lucky. He wasn't expecting the stop and ended up toppling over which is more embarrassing than painful. I felt awful since he fell because he was avoiding hitting me. After the last biker passed us, the group pulled out to join in. Sadly we were on a small incline and I couldn't get clipped in and started for the life of me. I had to walk my bike to the end of the store driveway and then sprint to catch up to the rest of the group. Thankfully, the start was the only eventful part of our day!
|Me, Maja, and AJ at the rest stop.|
|At mile 40, 80% done and starting to get a little hot and hungry.|