But then, after I did The Hammer, the Ride gave me an ambassador jersey. I felt I should represent the jersey and went back out on Saturday. Since I had completed the big ride, I thought it would be fun to do one of the designated routes backwards and take some video of other riders. So I jumped about 1/4 of the way up the route and went south while riders in my region were going north. I probably met 40 or so riders, mostly in pairs. The biggest group was 7 or 8. Once I felt I had reached the tail of the group, I looped back and headed to the lake. I took a short cut, knowing their route would go further east and then do a counter clockwise loop. By the time I got to the lake, the riders were pretty widely separated. I met a couple of the fast ones just before reaching the lake. A bit more video along the lake and then I took a straight shot back north, hoping to catch some riders exiting the lake route. Usually there are aid stations every 20km or so, with lots of food, bathrooms, etc. This year there was one spot to get some water and an energy bar. Very popular. I knew the hardest climb of the day was a few hundred meters ahead - short and steep 70m up at 9% so I shot ahead to get up it before these guys and get a last bit of video. You don't really know how hard a climb is until you see how spread out a group can get over less than a kilometer. I felt some rain start after the group went by, so called it a day and headed home. By the way, shoes get all the action here, but how is your sock game? After everybody got home, the streamed ceremonies told us that we had raised $7million. About a third of a normal year, so if you have a bit of spare cash, don't forget that Covid hasn't changed the other needs people have. Below is a screen shot from the closing ceremonies. Upper right is me shooting past the aid station.