first 40 miles: better than very well
40 mile complete implosion
20 minute break: humming bird landed on my handlebars!
did NOT quit: +20 miles, continuing, taking the long way home (but still missing the larger goal for today -- which isn't bad considering I've not been able to ride like 10 miles at all for the last month (not including last weekend)).
ED, however --- managed to reach our original goal today!!!!: ALL trails at Buff Creek in one thoroughly convoluted set of 8 loops. Or something messy like that! Well done, hon!!! Next time I won't skip out on the last 3 ;-)