GRAFTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Many people think that they can ride a long time on a bicycle, but what it is like to ride over miles and miles of steep hills in a 100 mile ride across Massachusetts?
With about 60 miles already completed, the most difficult part of the ride was over by the time the cyclists hit Grafton. 22News reporter Ryan Walsh talked to one rider about how he was feeling at this point in the race:
Cyclist: 60 miles in still going strong. Everybody still going strong. Starting to feel it though after 60
Ryan: is it more mental or physical at this point
Cyclist: the mental is great because of all the camaraderie out there. Everybody's talking to each other and you're meeting new people. And physical, it's going along. I mean, 41 miles, I guess we're on good time.
Ryan: vey good time, a lot faster than I thought at this point. So was that tough, a lot of the high climbs and kinda low dips thee.
Cyclist: sometimes it's hard to see the top of the climb because you're in the middle of big packs so you're just seeing the heads of everybody so you just keep climbing and climbing and eventually you get o the top but they've been long, but not terribly steep though so they're manageable.
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