27.21 mi in 01:48:38 hours at 15.03 mi/h on Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod. [Cycling] W/Samuel. Last ride with Samuel before he moves back north :( Sprinkling at the start, foggy at the top and chilly. 'Course warm and sunny again by the time we got back down. Didn't have the legs to set any speed records, though did try to go hard. Legs sore now, must still be feeling Friday's long ride.
100.15 mi in 10:38:00 hours at 9.42 mi/h on Surly Cross-Check. [Cycling] W/ Benji and Kris.
Benji rode his first century! A beautiful day, we started early, 8:30 am at Point of Rocks. We started out at a decent speed,just over 10 mph for the first couple hours, stopping every hour for a break and snack. Then Kris started to tire, so we slowed a little. We continued westward as far as the detour, then turned around. On our way, we stopped to explore a couple caves; we saw a few others we'll have to explore another time. We finally pulled into Shepherdstown for lunch just after 4pm, having completed 52 miles so far.
I realized it was going to be really late by the time we finished, and Benji wouldn't get his century in at this pace, so after lunch, we zipped on ahead with the plan to turn around at the cars 25 miles away, and come back to Kris. The extra miles would get us to the 100 (Kris would finish with 78 mi.)
We then went along at a pretty good clip; our average had dropped to 9 mph, but now we hardly stopped and trucked along at 12 mph. We got to the car just after 7pm, ate a snack and turned around. Started getting worried when we had traveled over 10 miles back without running into Kris. I stopped to call him, but then he came rolling up. Turns out he had been slowed down by a flat and I had the pump; he finally had been able to borrow one.
Got dark on the way to the car, but I had my lights, so we worked our way back, finally getting back to the vehicles a few minutes after 10. It was a long day, but Benji enjoyed it, never complained, and he completed his first 100 mile ride. And we couldn't have asked God for better weather: cloudless, warm but not hot, low humidity, rain the night before was enough to keep the trail from being dusty, but not enough to make it wet (dry except a very few damp spots), beautiful!