the short version
The short version:
I finished the ride Saturday, 60 miles. Yesterday I had to throw in the towel 23 miles in, because my back started spasming almost as soon as I got on my bike. But I did *83* miles! Which is twice as far as any ride I’ve ever gone on, so I’m pretty darned proud of myself.
There’ll be a much, much longer writeup at OYL later today or tomorrow. :)