MARCH 29, 2015
Day 23 – Sanderson, TX to Comstock, TX – 81.71 miles – Elevation: +2,500 / -3,625 feet
Today’s 82 mile ride was the hardest day of the previous year’s tour, with only about a third of the riders finishing the route. Of course, knowing this had many of us nervous about the day. The route maps and weather reports were being checked and rechecked regularly. The general strategy was to get out early before the headwind started and the temperature got too hot. Unfortunately, that strategy fell apart for me when I broke my front shifter cable and had to stop to repair it. Nevertheless, I was able to finish the ride.