100 miles

As many of you know, we completed the Sea Gull Century yesterday. It was a great experience for both of us. We left Friday night and drove the three hours to Salisbury, Maryland. Our hosts through the Wicomico Environmental Trust were wonderful. They provided us with a beautiful room on Friday night and some much appreciated showers post-ride. It was a smart way to fundraise and we were happy to support their cause.

We left early on Saturday for an egg sandwich and to ready the bikes. We had numbers that we wore on our helmets, bikes, and jerseys (we were numbers 5008 and 5009. In total, there were 7,000 riders). There were professional photographers along the route. Below, we get ourselves ready before the ride:

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At mile 23, we decided to change from the metric route (100km) to the full century (100 miles). The conditions were perfect! Below, our bikes at the 23 mile rest stop and the 75 mile rest stop.

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I was so happy and excited as we approached the finish. I was tired but proud of our effort. It was the best I’ve felt in a long time. I couldn’t stop smiling.

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We drove home after a hot shower and fell asleep at 9:45pm.
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This morning, we were a little sore. It wasn’t too bad, though, and we recovered throughout the day. We started with a delicious breakfast, courtesy of Tim:

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We stopped by the lemonade stand run by a couple of enterprising young F. Avenue residents. Only $0.50! As they said, “What a deal!”

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We walked to Bryn Mawr and faced these steps:

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Then we came home, took a nap, and did some work. All in all, a great weekend. Can’t wait to get back on my bike! (Well, maybe in a few days…)

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