|Welcome to Potts Point Preserve|
My Garmin said I was at 140' below sea level when I got there. It must have been because it was low tide
|My Wife Said|
|To Take A Lot|
|So I Did.|
From there I decided that I'd follow the course back toward the finish to see if I could catch up with some friends that were riding. As it turns out, they were the very first group of cyclists I past out of over 500. What are the chances? I finished the last 5 or so miles of the ride with them. The announcer at the finish announced everybody's name as they finish but just had a funny look on his face when I went through. I declined the finisher's medal at the end too but helped myself at the sponsor tables.
With a belly full of Gu Recovery Drink (I know I had more to ride but it's mostly marketing, it was hydrating and pretty tasty) I was on my way. I never really got the tailwind I was looking for. No, it was mostly of the head variety. By mile 90 I was pretty much drained so I stopped at the orchard to re-fuel with some apples and get a drink. Most notably, apples are ready; in August! I bought 2 apples and a cold Poland Spring water for a buck! I asked if they had tap-water available and they were in the process of having it tested but the owner offered me a second water for riding 90 miles already! Therefore, I highly recommend taking a trip to the Orchard Hill Farm, very nice owners that not only saved the old T&T orchard from being developed but are planting more trees.
|A welcome break with nice owners.|