Marshfield Cranberry Century Ride Reports 9/16/07
Turned out to be a pretty nice day. Bit of a stiff south wind helped to keep my speed down through the first half, but that last 35 miles after hitting Babcock was sweet and fast!
The course was great. Support was wonderful. Seems like I saw the sag van every few miles. Numbers were up from last year, apparently. I asked when I finished what the numbers were for this year, and a total of 35 did the 100-mile course and about 175 total were entered, all of which was a nice increase from 2006, they said.
Unforeseen equipment malfunction made me miss the supposed 100-mile 8 a.m. start by an hour-plus, so I left with a few 20/40-mile route riders, but past Powers Bluff and the 100-mile turnoff, it was just myself, the cows, and nature. Thanks to my late start, I can unequivocally say that I was the final finisher of the entire event.
But earlier that day, I wasn't sure I'd be able to ride at all. And a great course made up for it all. Wonderful ride. As a local, I'll be back for sure next year, and starting on time this time.
(And if anyone in Marshfield area wants to ride, send me a PM.)