So i’ve done the ride, the computers say >600km and my body is certainly aware of having ridden that distance. But the GPS ate 4 of the 6 tracks, 1 of my control receipts is possibly in the wrong place and there’s nothing I can do till I hear from the organiser one way or another.
Does that make it 2 wasted days and effort? Not a bit of it. I got to spend a considerable amount of time enjoying myself on a bike seeing some wonderful bits of the country and proving to myself that I can cover huge (well, to me) distances under my own steam.
So until I hear back I’ll just have to sit here at work with numb hands and wait for the email to come through.