Day 5 I rode about 30 miles but actually climbed some hills for fun. I decided to ride up Heekin twice, which was a worthwhile challenge, though certainly wore my legs out.
The biggest single revelation of this entire experience...I need to get some glasses with lenses that I can see through at night. I almost always ride with sunglass on a lanyard of sorts so I can take them off easily if I am in a super shaded area. That said when it gets to dusk, I have to take them off in order to see...that exact time happens to coincide with all the bugs coming out, so I tend to have to ride slower and constantly deal with gnats getting in my eyes.