We finished the race!
To be honest, we were being realistic and saying we would be breaking the 50-59 age group record as our goal. It is so mind blowing that we have accomplished even more, beyond any of our wildest dreams.
We didn't only break, we crushed all of the old 4-women transcontinental bicycling records in book.
Old 50-59 age group 4-women record:
7 days, 10 hours, and 35 minutes set in 2010, average speed was 16.83 mph. Route was nearly the same as 2011's.
Old 18-49 age group 4-women record (former overall):
6 days, 12 hours, and 28 minutes set in 1996. Average speed was 18.57 mph. This was on a different route and was almost 100 miles shorter than 2011's.
New overall 4-women record:
6 days, 11 hours, and 34 minutes. Average speed was 19.22 mph.
How's that for a bunch of girls about half a century old? Apparently this is another proof that age is just a number!!
What happened here is so surreal and it may take some time to digest and believe that we did race all the way across the country. (In some ways, I feel like I am still in California.)