Today was The Space Race, a ride starting from Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, Texas. La Marque is between Houston and Galveston, but closer overall to Galveston. The ride is usually the last large organized ride before the annual BP MS150 in mid-April and is always one of my favorites.
It was a great, fast ride. I left with the 20+ MPH crowd at the start and was able to ride in pace-lines the entire day. Towards the second half of the ride I hooked up with a group that had us riding between 18 and 22 MPH for the rest of the ride. The end result was 104 miles in 06:21:05 elapsed with an average of 19.2 MPH.
The other great thing of the day was discovering Pickle Juice Sport for the first time. What an awesome drink!