I did it! I made it 114 miles until the event was called for severe storms. Here's some shots from the ride. Starting line The rest of the starting line (about 1200 riders total) First rest stop, only 12 miles into it... 100+ more to go! Rest stop, about 60 miles into it. You can see the pump bracket I made, and the "saddlebags" Made it to the halfway point! 75 miles, 8 hours. The emcee at the finish line sat there and interviewed me for the crowd for about 5 minutes, because of my bike. Here I am the next day, about 40 miles into the second half... more than 3/4 of the way total. You can see people have ponchos on, it was about to start pouring. At this point, while I was eating lunch, the weather started getting so bad they decided to call the rest of the ride. So I made it 114 miles!! Next year, I will need one more low gear... still had to walk up a few steep hills, even with a 32T chainring. I averaged about 11.2 MPH for the whole ride. The responses I got along the way were amazing... I was floored at how many people thought the Rat Rod Chopper was cool! I had no less than 50 people ask me about it. I had random people asking to take pictures of it at almost every rest stop. Comments like: "Did you build that?" (yup!) "How many gears does it have?" (eight! could've used a few more) "That bike is hardcore!" (yup!) "Love the bike!" (thanks!) "You are the MAN!" (yup!) "How wide is that back tire?" (80mm of sweet, sweet lovin!) "How's that bike on the hills?" (flies downhills! uphills, not so much...) "You made it the whole way on that bike?" (yup!) I'm sitting at home, took the day off of work today Chilling with Tylenol!