Woo hoo! I’m at the finish. Got here at about 1:53. That’s at least an hour shorter than last time. Bring in better shape and more practiced at riding definitely made a difference, as did, to a lesser degree, riding a hybrid bike rather than a mountain bike.
Coming in to the finish is fun, as they have people there to cheer as you arrive (see pictures below).
The last ten miles were the hardest, as my legs were getting tired.
Time to have some lunch, and then drive home. I’ll be taking the scenic route back (i.e. Route 9).