While making plans to attend a wedding in Houston, I saw a charity ride on the outskirts of town on the next day. So, I did what any budding cyclist would do — took my bike and entered.
This was my first organized ride and I did the 54-mile route. I did a 50 mile training ride the weekend before, so I felt pretty good about the distance.
The ride took me three hours and forty minutes. I only took one rest stop at the 25 mile marker. I passed up the stops at the nine mile and thirty-five mile markers. The nice thing about these organized rides is that water, Gatorade, and various snacks are free at the rest stops. However, on a long ride, stopping at every rest stop will have you out on your bike ALL DAY LONG.