Lunch was at Mile 73, and it came after 6260 feet of climbing. That amount of climbing again allowed me to reach it ahead of the others due to my strength on the hills. My saddle sore was still a major pain, but somehow I was able to push it to the back of my mind. The remaining 40 miles were mostly downhill or level, and the strong riders easily pulled away from me.
Tomorrow is "only" 55 miles (it sounds good to say 72 fewer miles than today), but there is a lot of uphill to Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood. My kind of riding!