They call this the "Wildest Ride in the West", and after riding parts of it a few times, "wild" doesn't begin to describe it!
After 2 1/2 weeks of worker's comp hell, finally saw an orthopedist today who told me no riding until at least the middle of October because of an "h" shaped crack in my patella. So -- this leaves dauphin all by his lonesome to make this ride Saturday. No more waiting every few miles for the tortoise (moi!) to catch up. (Sure miss hearing how much he likes to see me ride...even if he's lying, it's encouraging!).
So I don't get to ride. But you can bet there will be at least one pie waiting for him. I don't know...I think 106 miles with extreme hills warrants at least one peach and maybe one banana cream (I've never made, much less tasted blueberry, but maybe now's the time to give it a go!). Hopefully the fires that are still burning around Northern California will be out by then. Breathing right now is kind of tough!