I forgot to mention that Moe did not faint while we were there.
But, he did so many other cute things, we didn’t begrudge him a faint. He even came along on our hay ride in the tractor and sat with us for hours on the side of the road while we waited for our favorite cyclists to go by.
Our very scientific study resulted in this finding: Do not ride 200 miles in one day by yourself! We were stationed at approximately mile 162, and the people that were still smiling were in groups; most of the cyclists that were riding solo scowled in pain or wouldn’t look at us as we cheered and clapped. Do NOT attempt one of these races alone. That is the moral of the story.