by the by, i did survive the century. i had a ton of fun, and the whole experience makes me want to do another long distance ride. this may make me crazy (or more crazy and sadomasochistic than previously thought), but it all seems like it would be good fun.
MsMoon wrote the best report of the mission, far more eloquent and entertaining than anything I could relay here, so I will just link you to our exploits. It’s long and worth every single word. Enjoy!