While putting on my helmet and gloves, the ground began to rumble and at first I thought, "Earthquake!" but turned to see Mark and Karen's tandem had fallen over. That thing is heavy.
We had a great time at lunch and then someone ruined it by suggesting we head back. I was a basket case on the ride back even though Jeff kept the pace low. My endurance and small strength has taken a serious hit. Probably too was a shock of going from lying around for over a week because of rain. cold and illness and then riding at 80+ degrees and high humidity. Anyway, we made it back to Cyclist Connection with 56 miles and 2700' of climbing. I staggered to my car, threw everything in, declined an invite to dine at Dairy Queen and drove home where I staggered into the house and gave strong consideration to picking up fishing.