This idea originally spawned in the Fall of last year when Strava did some weird challenge promoted by BMC that required a 79 mile ride in the span of 24hrs to commemorate some 79th anniversary of something. I actually looked into trying to do this one because it was the first one ever that was actually attainable by mere mortals with full time jobs.
In my search for a route that would work I randomly realized that it was almost exactly 40mi to the Maine border from one of the parks I sometimes start road rides from to avoid the dirt of Chemungville. Ride to Maine and back...seemed like an interesting way to complete the challenge. Then I figured what the hell Pog is riding a bunch now I wonder how far it is to the border for him. Well look at that! 40 miles!
The High Five ride was born. Ride to the border. High five. Turn around and we both get a Strava challenge completed. BOOM. Long story short we weren't able to pull it off that weekend, I ended up doing another ride to fulfill the challenge with Clint but the idea seemed to good to just let fade away.
So we let it simmer and waited for an opportunity. Millstone 12 didn't materialize this year and this Saturday opened up. Pog was available, weather looked good. LETS DO THIS.
Got back to the house took a quick shower and then immediately went golfing. Then immediately went to Common Man Ashland and ate food and drank beer on the patio. Unfortunately today my wrist doesn't work so I'm reduced to blogging and not much else in hopes of getting back on terms quickly. I'm hoping that eventually my body will realize that ain't nothing gonna break-a my stride, nobody's gonna slow me down, OH NO. I've got to keep on moving.