Nice ride, zoj!! Sounds like you are mentally/physically ready for the RIZO ride, woohooo!!!
It was a beautiful day, but I got nothing.
Bad headache day.. boo. DH runs Labor Day 30K every year this Sat. and I normally hit the nearby singletrack as he runs and catch him for the last 3 miles or so to ride next to him. But I couldn't get going with this bad headache until later, and caught him just 10min before his finish. Stayed for a burger/beer/music and chatted with Mark while battling with the discomfort.
Then went to a party at a friend's lakehouse and chilled. Hoping for a better day tomorrow.