joie de vivre is not holding it together.
Still insanely stoked. Even though half the people are n00bs, and most don’t know how to ride in large groups. Even though the weather’s been bad for months, so they’re probably even less trained for it than usual. Even though I’ve done it plenty of times now. Even though other rides have better scenery, better food, better people.
10,000 cyclists. From here to Portland. The energy is crazy. I can’t wait.