This is our longest day of the tour. The weather cooperated, with arm warmer temps to start. It did get into the low 90’s at the end, so I reloaded my water bottle with ice as well as water at the last few opportunities. Rob, Dan, and I were out relatively late due to Rob having 3 flats. Tailwinds near the end helped me hit an 17.4 mph average speed.
Most of the final three miles was on a bike path along the North Platte River. It could use a little smoothing. There were a couple of upthrusts that nearly launched me off of my bike; my pedal cleats kept me connected with the bike.