24 hours later: my aches and pains were pretty minimal vs what I was expecting. I even felt well enough to play in our co-ed softball game. I did feel my sciatica (getting older sux!) on Friday evening but pushed through it during the ride, loading up on ibuprofin, and honestly, the body posture of being on a bike was actually a pretty comfortable spot and took some of the pressure off my spine, oddly enough.
During one of our bio breaks, a very kind fellow biker saw me doing some back stretches and suggested that I try the upward facing dog yoga move, especially for sciatic nerve pain. I did try it and so for so good, I haven't noticed a decrease in pain but neither have I seen an increase, so...
42 hours later: this is when the good stuff starts to hit. I didn't sleep from back pain, and then in the early morning, my entire body was in DOMS hell. Woah. I described it to B as "feels like I was weight training for two hours", everything hurts, ribs, triceps, quads, forearms, shoulders, you name it, it hurts. On the bright side: the bike shorts and coconut oil worked like a charm! So that's the glass half-full.
Here's our route. We live in a beautiful part of the world. It was so great to see it by bike. I'm writing down more impressions, but for now, this is enough, my finger's need to rest. Mileage: 100. #century! --Bee