Pointa Vista CheckpointTranscendent, brutal splendor. My latest randonneuring event. Longest ride in one shot. Finished up just after 2 am this morning, having started yesterday at 6 am. My time was 20 hours, 8 minutes. We were allowed 27 hours to complete and almost 90% of us did. Great people, weather, and scenery. I rode most of this solo and made a few navigation mistakes in the dark, which cost me time to backtrack. I also let myself bonk several times without seeing it coming — I don’t have a problem staying hydrated and electrolyted, but eating enough calories is another problem.

The photo is of me at a mid-way control point. I’m impressed they caught me smiling! Words can’t describe the fun and the pain.