The ride seemed to run very well. The weather was hot but not as hot as it could have been, I think the official high was about 93F. Today's newspaper reported 11,200 riders. There were 2 crashes on the course in the first 13 miles, I haven't seen that before. I seemed to see more people standing on the course than before, hopefully they didn't cause any other crashes. The finish line village was great again this year.
I trained more this year than last year but I find that the older I get the longer it takes for me to respond to training. I thought I should probably do the 50 mile route this year but decided to do the 100k for a change of scenery. By about 35 miles I was thinking that this was not a good decision and I felt pretty tired by the 55 mile rest stop. I sat there for awhile to recover and managed to finish the 65 miles without much difficulty.