I had put this ride report off for awhile. First I was in England for 10 days after the ride. Then life got in the way. But finally after a long hot Apple Valley 400k, many people seemed to be astounded I had such a good time. Apparently, they read another rider's ride report. I finally sat down and read that report. I was horrified. So this is report is to both set the record straight and to let everyone know what a fabulous ride this is; in many ways better than PBP.