This past Saturday, I made my annual attempt at the Tri-state Seacoast Century sponsored by the Granite State Wheelmen. The ride starts in Hampton Beach, but because my parents’ summer house is right on the course as it goes through York, ME, I start there and do the course in reverse. This meant riding by myself for 6+ hours, into a head or cross-wind the whole time. So, alas, I only managed to finish 85 miles before my back crapped out on me, not too shabby since the longest ride I did this season was 65 miles, back in May. Let’s hope my usual bike ride buddies will be able to join me next year.