The 21-mile route itself took me 65 minutes*, but of course the footage of that is bracketed with my 3:45 a.m. bike trip down to the start line and my slow meander back home.

And yes: no I did not go twofer and roll the course a second time. I was pretty much cooked cranking it as hard as I did the first time through.

* I’m pretty damn sure I could’ve broken my record time of 63 minutes had I moved further up through the front portion of the corral, and had my chain not derailed about 4.5 miles in, costing me 90 precious seconds to remount it. Such is life.