Who is attending this year? What start point are you beginning the ride at? What routes are you taking?
This will be my third year on the ride. I will be starting from my house on the west side of Houston. I don't think I'll be riding through the park this year, I think I'll take the express route out of La Grange.
I am changing it up this year though. I will head out early Saturday morning to beat the rush of people on the ride. I will stop in Bellville for the lunch break. Then I will head out again and ride to La Grange. I'll make a pit stop at the team tent, get something to eat, rest for a little bit and rehydrate some, then hop back on the bike and ride into Bastrop. That is where my hotel is at and I think that will make a good starting point for the Sunday ride (plus I can sleep in that morning!).
Overall it will be 120-miles on the first leg of the ride. I've been trying to talk my riding buddy into doing it with me, but I think he will ride with our wives from La Grange to Bastrop and head out with the AM start from La Grange. I want to get to the point that I can complete the entire ride in one day. That will take another year or two.
Am I crazy for wanting to attempt this?