I road the Tour de Cure metric century today. I was regretting that decision after about four hours of pedaling.
The weather was perfect. My old bike was running just as nice as the temperature. I met a lot of great cyclist. Some even gave me some unwanted cycling advise. I was able locate and hang with cycling legend Alexander on his fixed gear bike for 30 miles. During the final 10 miles I only wanted to get back to Reston and drink a cold smoothy. When we were going about 22mph at mile 40 I knew I was pushing it. My body shape prevents me from going much faster than that. I averaged 14mph for the day. If that seems low, it is faster than I average when I ride for 20 miles. I rolled into Reston Hot and spent, but I got my smoothy and that made life good.