The Velo4Yellow 34 mile race that I completed on Saturday was my first big ride after my back injury last month. I was very nervous as to whether I would be able to do it without hurting the entire time. I was also nervous because my riding partner was told by her doctor that she couldn't do the ride, so I was going solo, not knowing anyone else that was participating. The course was very challenging, quite a few hills, but my trainer has done great getting my legs strong for the hills! My back did hurt on and off, but was never in a constant spasm like last month. Around mile 20 I was a little nervous that it was going to start hurting worse, but the rest stop at mile 22 really helped. And I feel I did very good with my hydration and fueling, as I was able to finish very strong. I feel I could have ridden a little more, but I don't think my back is quite ready for another 64 attempt. I wish I could find a 50 mile ride. I will keep looking.