Cuz I need to go to sleep! Below is a great photo of me assuming the position of the day.
My hydration and nutrition was ideal, body felt good, bike was perfect. My hands took a beating on the 5 mile rocky descent at the end of the day, to be expected. Great riding, great weather, great people, great day.
The fly in the ointment is that my parents old pug, Perky, was put down this afternoon. We got her from friends the summer after my dad died, and she was a large-hearted and wonderful creature for many years, even as she grew increasingly deaf and arthritic these last years. She would wake herself up snoring, and in her old age stare up at you with benign impatience waiting to be picked up and carried down the stairs. RIP.