Manchester, NH to Millersville, MD
614.1m, 50h11m, 12.2mph

From the distance of three months I can say that the ride was an unqualified success. We proved that we could ride for 10 consecutive days and cover over 600 miles without major injury, mechanical failure, or physical confrontation. JT and I were still speaking to each other too.

I was very impressed with the performance of my Cannondale T-800. It handled very well with the moderate load of gear and a heavy load of me. I did not break a single spoke and only experienced one puncture of my Continental Top Touring 2000 tires. I'm not too keen on the Cannondale's braking system, but it can probably be improved with some adjustments. It might also be a good idea to replace the STI shifters with bar-ends to reduce the chance of irrecoverable shift-lever failure. My Specialized Sport saddle kept me nice and comfy all week--where comfort counts most.

My cyclocomputer, on the other hand, was a piece of crap. It was fine as long as there was no moisture in the air. But when it was raining it didn't take long for water to get in behind the unit and screw it up. It completely stopped for a time on the last day. At the end of the ride it reported that I had achived a maximum speed of 151.5mph.

The biggest surprise is that JT's bike survived the trip.

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