#1 Do not ride with someone who has an electrically assisted bike. I got my ass handed to me by my dad who had 2 loaded panniers, and was wearing a button down shirt among other things.
#2 55 miles is a long way to ride. Two packets of Gu on an empty stomach do not make for a wholesome meal.
#3 Pancakes and beer go together very well.
#4 55 miles is a long way to ride. More than 5 hours sleep is required.
#5 55 miles is a long way to ride. Freakin' crap it's a long way.