BaseCamp alumnus Joe Pomeroy shared his experience at the Pedal Hilton Head Island metric century in South Carolina.
Beautiful weather and the ride went smoothly. Rolled with the A group. First rest stop at 23 miles. Barely had enough time to swap bottles and eat a few Cliff blocks. Second stop at 40 miles. Same story. Kinda uncool because if I had just 5 minutes I could have fueled and hydrated properly. They also surged up to speed after every stop and intersection. No waiting on any riders so if you got dropped, that was it. I lasted with them until mile 46 and had to back it down. I'm sure I could have stayed with them if I had more time at stop 2. I should have just stayed at the rest stop and waited on the B group. They headed out 15 minutes before us but we caught and passed them. They weren't that far behind us after stop 2 because it was an out and back section. Sucked a wheel from another solo rider from 46 to 55 and then solo last 7. Glad I came down and rode it but should have listened to my inner voice at stop 2 and wait on the Bs. Oh yea, I was definitely a carnival side show. 99% of the people here have never seen a handcycle like this one and certainly never thought I could hang with the As. BaseCamp strong!