Downside, there was nothing to see but I can smell that we are now in cattle country.
Without question this is the best organized tour I have ever been on. Far better than the Bicycle Tour of Colorado or the Ride the Rockies. But this is 30 riders and those are about 3,000.
About every 20-30 miles (except in the desert where they were much closer) is a rest stop. Rest stops have food, water, Gatorade, and ice. BTW, in the desert they used about 10 lbs of ice per rider per day.
Lunches are fantastic. Most days a hot lunch is served. The lunch van has a gas grill. The lunch team does a lot of preparation the night before and starts cooking before leaving breakfast, sometimes stops at one of the rest stops to keep preparing, and arrives at the lunch stop in time to finishing cooking. We have had brats, hamburgers, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
In this picture Nancy is preparing brats while her husband Michael prepares condiments. Nancy and Michael are "crewing". In their case they work the lunch van every other day and ride the alternate days. They get some kind of deal for working. Michael, BTW, made the best grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches. I don't know if I will ever be able to ride 100 miles again without wanting a grilled cheese sandwich and pudding.
That is Susan in the door of the van. She is one of the two partners that run the PAC Tours and is a bundle of energy.
Cumulatives: 1,151 miles and 47,978 feet climbs (both from my GPS).