500 miles, 20,000 cyclists, extreme heat and humidity, night time thunder storms, watery beer, long lines for showers and bathrooms, and at the end a 6 hour bus ride back to the start. Yet all I seem to think about is how much fun I had.
A celebration in every town every day, the friendliest people I have ever met, homemade ice cream, grilled pork chops, roasted corn, all along the route.
Enough talk. Here's the real story.