--River therapy. Immerse tight muscles in the cold stream/river/lake, let the water flow around you, either sit still or grab onto rocks with your elbows and let the current float all the tension out of you. Stay like that until your toes go numb. A spiritual experience.
--Mine is not the best method for changing bicycle tire tubes.
--Four-inch bungee cords come in quite handy.
--It is recommended to continue one's yoga practice during one's five-day bike ride.
--Like the rest of us, Debbie wasn't sure she could do this ride. However, in her case, I don't see why. She's done half-marathons, marathons, 50-mile ultra races, and 100-mile ultras. Really -- 100 miles. The true athlete among us.
--All bicycle shorts are not created equal.
--So many people and groups are supporting us through this ride. We are not alone out here.
--This woman is bravery incarnate. She's been through three surgeries in two years. She bikes up hills with marked steadiness and determination. And she flies down them ... no brakes.
--When filling a Camelbak or water bottle, start with ice.
--All bicycle tires are not created equal. Had to change my bike tire (thanks, Chris) midway through this ride, and what a difference! No more vibration over 20 mph. Turns out my tires had been recalled.
--One finds poetry in unexpected places ... an evening's dinner gathering ... a bicycle blogging post ...