25ish miles / 2270 total (ish)
I know Jim really struggled with his decision. He wanted to go, didn't want to go on alone, would have felt guilty about leaving me by myself in Sterling and also saw that for me being the weakest rider in the group that I was making the right call for me. He eventually decided that he would have a rest day in Sterling, the decision was made easier when we looked at the weather forecast and realized we are due a TAILWIND tomorrow. Sometimes, it's just not worth killing yourself just to get the mileage done.