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Old 08-24-20, 08:20 PM
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I finally rode a perm under the new rules yesterday, 200k RUSA #2276 ZigZag. 204k with 6228 ft climbing. The first third was flat, the last third was flat to downhill. You can guess what the middle third looked like. This was my first RUSA event since a 1000k last September, which came on the heels of PBP. Up until the pandemic shut things down, my excuse was a broken neck, which happened last October.

With distance to/from the start, it was a 147 mile day, which is my longest ever on a non-recumbent bike.

In past years, riding a 'bent among uprights, bystanders would ask "what's that like to ride?" My stock response was something like, "see all these other guys? When we're done they will have sore butts and hands and backs, and my legs will be tired. Yep, pretty much confirmed that yesterday. Ouch.

I need to either get things improved, or upgrade my bad-a$$ery.
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