Bike 6:41:00  88.94 mi (13.3 mph) +6807ft
shoes: LeMond Tourmalet
i got a text from Peat while in MSP last night: "CXMAS cancelled. meet at Adam's house tomorrow 7am, drive to Festus, road ride of unknown length at 8am"
me, Adam and Peat met Jim and Chuck at Chuck's house. we all looked at each other...big ride? saddle up. i was grateful just to still fit in my spandex after 14+ days of mainlining christmas cookies. first 40mi went fine, slow but fine, got a little tired but ate something and was fine. mostly able to keep up due to MULTIPLE pee breaks, i bet the boys each peed 5x and of course not synchronized. last 10mi i was in bonkville but i didn't want to open my last PROBAR bc i didn't need all 400cal, and i have eaten plenty over xmas that my body should be able to fine some other energy store. wasn't pretty but i hobbled in. done!
words of wisdom from Peat: "just remember, it only gets easier from here, except when we make it hard on ourselves again" 2015 has begun!