Seattle-to-Portland in One Day.
To succeed (I have been told) you need to average more than 16mph.
That's including stops. Which means actually pedaling somewhere near a consistent 18 mph. At a minimum.
I wouldn't know. I drove sag wagon. Which means actually driving very slowly and alertly, avoiding the thousands of other cyclists on the route from stop to stop with cell phone on speaker and a good book at hand (Un Lun Dun - the children's version of City & the City - Mieville is obsessed with alternate metropoli - and lately, reading him, so am I.)
she knows how every 204 of those miles feels,
because she pedaled every one of them, starting from the first pearly light of 4:30 a.m. until late-late and utter darkness - helped by friends who rode just ahead to cut the wind, both encouraged and encouraging - for who can give up while the other is still pedaling? -
until the very end . . .
1 Day Rider!
What better way to finish off a last summer at home?
for one more rainy ride of this last summer together, see: Big Rock Candy Mountain