Saturday Wellesley to Bourne – 84 Miles

 

Babson College Start

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Mike models PMC temporary tattoos.

Getting these to adhere properly may be the real reason some male riders shave their legs.

 

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David and Mike in the line-up to start.

 

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Here’s the sea of people in front of us – the red arch is the formal starting line.

 

Wrentham Water Stop

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Each strip of fabric bears the name of someone this rider is honoring.

 

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Laminated photos of small children, captioned “Riding for Josh and Molly”

 

Decas School Water Stop

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Mike at the medical tent with man’s new best friend “Muscle Rub”

 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

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Just across the day’s finish line, and not that much worse for the wear.

 

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The MMA Mess Hall is converted into a gargantuan massage studio for the afternoon, with around 100 massage and physical therapists tirelessly delivering blessed relief in 15-minute doses. Based on the “briefing,” in the past some riders have sought exceptionally personalized service.

 

 

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