Well the weather was fantastic. We met sooo many nice cyclists today. The ride takes you through the wine country in Northern CA on roads that are not heavily traveled by cars. This is one of the more beautiful century rides we have done. It is the first century for Michelle and I - we loved it. We met Hermes and Velodeva at one of the rest stops. They were getting ready to ride out as we came in, so we chatted for a while. Met another tandeming couple Paul and Carol, been tandeming for 20+ years. Saw about 3 other tandems on the ride.
Our ride was pretty incredible. We averaged 18.5 mph, 5 hours and 18 minutes riding time (actually odometer said 98 miles/5000 feet of climbing). I bent our front wheel pretty badly doing a slow U turn. Got into the soft dirt on the shoulder and the tire sank and grabbed. Our combined weight tacoed it pretty well. Fortunately this was coming into a rest stop. The bike tech there was able to staighten out the wheel to about 1/2" of true. We adjusted the front brakes and rode her home - a little slower on the decents of course.
I still feel amped up from the ride. Having my SO with me, riding together was pretty special.
Anyway that is the short ride report from this end.