That ride was in late May, 2012. The urge to do a lo-o-ong ride had bitten again, but it was only a week after I had bought the hybrid. At that stage I was using the hybrid as a balance bike, and was far from being ready to use it for a long ride. Naturally I used the trike for this ride.
Of course I had problems with the wind, and my average speed was barely over 9 mph. Total mileage was 67.87; pedaling time was 7.5 hours. I had reached 62.02 miles about an hour and 11 minutes before the end. There were several breaks between 62 miles and the end because I was getting so tired. If not for that, I might have pushed it all the way to 100 miles!
It was a rather disappointing outcome. I had hoped to do better than I had for the century ride. Heat and blazing sunshine probably were a factor. When electrolyte drinks, and even plain water, get heated up, they develop an "off" taste and irritate my throat. I also suspected that I might not have eaten enough. I again had the problem of lack of appetite as the miles went on.
That last is why it's so important to train the gut while working up to big rides: get used to having a bite or two every 15 minutes, along with taking a swig of electrolyte drink. Don't forget to take a mouthful of water at least as often. That's right, don't let Alzheimer's ruin your ride.