I used to ride the shorter distances (10 and 25) when I lived in Wichita Falls in elementary school. Since living in Austin, I've been going back and doing the full hundred. I think that this weekend was probably my fifth (maybe fourth?) time doing the hundred. It was probably typical as far as elapsed time: 5:44 (17.6 mph average). Much slower than my best there (5:01, 20.1 mph average), although it was unusually cool that year (80s). This year was pretty standard temperature wise (upper 90s), with perhaps a bit more wind than normal (or at least than I remember). The local Wichita Falls paper has a story with much better pictures than I'll paste below: Helluva race
Looking back, at the start on Scott Street.
Colleen and I stopped on the bridge right after the start, keeping an eye out for Austin on his handbike.
Colleen's friend Austin, who rode this handbike (!). Jen and I met him a few months ago, when Austin was in Austin for a wheelchair rugby tournament that Colleen brought us to. He was playing on Mark Zupan's team!
It is probably a bit hard to see in this grainy Blackberry camera picture, but this is showing a group of T-38s from Sheppard AFB that fly right over the column of riders along Scott Street to kick off the ride. A cannon is fired off somewhere, the jets buzz the crowd, and off we go!