|Trucking it up Puyallup hill|
|The team in Yelm with the carnival in the background|
|Ed was one of our awesome support crew|
The Tenino park along the STP route was the site of our lunch break where the food, a unique recipe of Pampanga style adobo, with rice and watermelon provided much needed nourishment to the riders. It was truly tempting to just abandon at this point because the temperatures were in the upper 70's with no cloud in sight but Team Mang soldiered on. After all, they had no choice - we couldn't all fit in the support vehicle (next time we'll bring a support bus).
|Picnic lunch in Tenino|
|Cooling down in|
|An unusual Adobo dinner at Starbucks|
|A fitting treat - halo-halo after a|
Out of 24 riders, 4 abandoned at mile 58 and 70 with one cutting it 20 miles short in Sumner. But the rest rolled through. In spite of the fact that the route was relatively flat, this was one of the hardest rides we've had to do all year because of the heat. Our ride time left much to be desired but we blame the heat and the need to take longer breaks from the sun. At least now we know we can actually do the STP in one day.