I really enjoyed the ride yesterday and even spent some time in lines of cyclists, which kept me at the higher pace. The roads were pretty flat, which was nice, but now I have the very hilly ride next week. The best part of yesterday was when I got home, and checked Endomondo and found out I had PR'd in several categories that Endomondo tracks. That means I really was moving pretty fast.
This morning, my neck and knees hurt, but I'm feeling pretty good otherwise. Next week, I think I have the opportunity to complete 89 miles on the Buckeye Bridge Ride. That rides is about 1700 feet of climbing, so it'll be much more challenging than the 400 feet of climbing yesterday. It will be very important that I monitor my time and mileage so that I can make sure I'm refueling often enough so that I don't crash at the end. I'm still experimenting with different energy bars and gels for refueling my body on these longer rides. It seems there are unlimited options available on the market, so I hope I'll find the one that works best for me soon.