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It was cool the first few miles and I was grateful for my rain shell. Had to get it off in a hurry when we turned south. My biggest problem was a lack of electrolytes was causing my left knee to be really sore. I was limping pretty bad after I got back to the pavilion, although I could somehow make the cranks go around. I was lucky that someone gave me a few while on the last part of the 100 section before the 150 turnoff. And also that the last 150 section was pretty short. A big dose of electrolytes when I got home and the next day my knee was just fine. Lesson learned- bring more electrolytes then you think you'll need!

The first rest stop farm was like a park. The houses across the street from the soldier's park (Mineral Point) are really cool. As I was headed out of Linden for the second time a local yelled at me 'you can do it!' which was encouraging. IMO the best descent was near the beginning of the second 150 loop.
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