Because I am ‘pretty proud’ of my daughter and her friends, I want to share her success.

Tara does stuff

we headed out this morning at 4:45 AM, picked up by our friend Carl.  we headed out with 5 people and 5 bicycles all stuffed in his truck as his sister and brother in law joined us and we headed downtown. we got to the starting area and got our bike numbers strapped on and settled in to wait for the first wave to go out at 6AM. as we headed out there was a huge crowd and it took some time to get everyone moving.  john and i had already agreed that until we made it over the bridge we weren’t going to bother with trying to stay together since we knew that we would not be able to stay together up the hill (because i am a shitty uphill cyclist)

once i was across the bridge, john was there waiting for me and we pedaled the rest of the distance together…

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