Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
I mentioned the other day that I was cleaning out the garage and found some old jerseys and some bib shorts. What I didn’t mention was that I found a patch from an organized ride that I did in 1990. It was from the River Rendezvous Tour from Zanesville to Marietta. I remember the ride well. I think I did it on my old Schwinn Traveler and it was sixty-five miles each way. We rode there, slept in dorms and rode back the next day.
The cycling itself was wonderful. Lots of rolling hills and beautiful scenery. I just went to their website and they are still doing it. You can check it out here.