Well, the first day of the ride is over.
I've got my tent set up(we're in someone's backyard), I've eaten a spaghetti dinner(at the high school), and the heat index for the day got up to 104 degrees. And I clocked in 71 miles, with my average speed being 13.7 miles per hour.
Tomorrow is going to be around 82 miles but it's pretty flat(1100 feet of climb versus today's 1800) and we should have a tailwind. Hopefully.