|At University Village at 4:30 AM|
Lunch took a while as the team departed past noon. As expected, the leg from the 100 to the 140 mile mark was the hardest. With their bodies still digesting the sumptuous meal they just had, the terrain endlessly rolling into hills, the heat bearing down and most of the riders entering into uncharted territory (i.e. the team had not ridden anything past 100 miles in their training), the Team Mang train stretched long. The mini stop at Vader, mile 126, was well worth it and getting to Lexington at mile 140 was a struggle for some. Due to fatigue and heat, most of the team relaxed a bit more than they should have at that stop. but they finally got to task and started riding again.
|Some of the guys pose along the route|
|Hanging at the finish line in Portland|