Though I'm too tired to get into a full account now, I wanted to show that I am still alive. It was hard, but I was better prepared than I thought.
My original goal was to beat the Pros that would be riding up 4 hours behind--which meant I needed to complete the ride in 8 hours or less. I thought a good stretch goal would be 7 hours.
I finished in 6 hours 8 minutes.