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With so many good cycling roads from which to choose, it’s remarkable how frequently I have chance meetings with cyclists that I know. On my last century—Oct. 17, 2010—I had random encounters with both Jim and Jimmy. Just like today, we hadn’t shared our ride plans in advance. The meetings were the result of a remarkable series of in-ride route choices and timing.
Back in West Bend at mile 75, Jim and I headed to our respective homes. I refueled and rehydrated, then returned to the road to complete my century. On the final 25 miles I didn’t see anyone I knew and that’s OK. At that point all I wanted was to get done, get showered, and get dinner.
I must give a shout-out to Diana De Mint-Behrend of Slinger, who rode 100 miles today in celebration of Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. She reports that the hills on her route took a toll, but she stuck it out. That’s a fan!