Sunday, August 3

SaddleSore 1000 Success!

Finally, I have bagged an Iron Butt Association ride, a SaddleSore, the baby ride of 1000 miles in less than 24 hours. Took approximately 20 hours--over my estimate by two hours, which I'll explain in the next post. I'm currently operating on four hours of sleep and I'm satisfyingly exhausted. 

Specifics to come... 

Chicago to Lincoln, Nebraska (with some side trips)
Mileage: 1,076.5

4 comments:

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Sharon:

Congratulations!

You are the second Saddlesore Rider I know... And both of you are women!

You are my idol.

Fondest regards,
Jack

Sojourner rides said...

Thanks much, Jack!

Childbirth is my litmus test for just about everything. I figured it couldn't be more difficult than 14 hours of active labor--and feeling as if a Mack truck were exiting your body...at the end of the SS there were no diapers to change or college tutition to worry about. Consequently, I will surely have another SS.

Thumper said...

CONGRATS!!!

Oh wow...that is just *so* cool.

I'm more than a little impressed, can ya tell???

Sojourner rides said...

Hi Thumper!! Thanks so much! Great to have you drop in! I miss you and my other pals on about.com--I'm going to re-register one of these days. Hope you're still loving the SV! I thought of mine on the SS ride.