We'll it's now in be books. Did the KID (Kids In Distress ) Century Charity ride. Started from South beach, Ft. Laudedale at 7am. It was about 60 and breezy. A head wind, of course. Rode up A1A for almost 50 miles after starting by doing the 17 st bridge twice.
Stopped at about 35 miles. Ave to then 19.4. Food and refreshments and a much needed potty break. Reorganized with the club and got back on the road. Pace slowed slightly and got to the turn around and the ave had dropped to 18.7. We now had a 45 deg wind that helped a bit, for a while anyway. One gust was so strong that it lifted my front wheel and moved it 2"!
Stopped at the same point, now 70mi and refueled. Average back up to 19.1. When we took off I tried to stay near the front. I was hoping we would still have enough of a tail wind that I could move the ave up a bit. Not so. The winds continued to shift and swirl so it was tough going again. Hung with the fast group doing 23 to 25, but after 20 miles, at the 92 mile point, I couldn't hold on. Dropped and caught a group doing 19 - 21 and finished with them. Had to circle the parking lot as the ODO read 99.7 as I entered. Needed to get that 100.0 Crossed the finishline - 5:15 ride time, 6 hrs elapsed time.
Had some food at the finish, but had to get home to bbsit my grandson. After a short nap, guess what? He wanted to go outside for a bike ride! What we won't do for the grandkids!