Its only 10:30am, Im doing ok for time – kinda. Almost all the elevation gain(3000-5000') is in the last 40 miles, so far just easy rollers.
One incident already. Stupid mini- van driver cut me off doing a right turn in front of me and I had to lock and slide. No signal or warning at all – I was looking in my rearview. They mis estimated my speed (25mph) or just couldnt be inconvienced by slowing down. Anyway they nearly rolled their minivan and I nearly gave them a face print in the side of their van. Gotta love cycling in the USA, that would never happen in Germany.