You are in fact a true hero to myself and I'm sure many others out there. I've lurked one here for a couple of mouths following your RR. Your ride has been a pleasure to follow and has save my sanity on many a poor day when I couldn't ride. It's truly been an inspirational read and my I'm planing my own version, albeit shorter, when I finish collage. As much as it saddens me that this great ride has come to it's end I feel that I can say, despite having never meet you in the flesh, that you are a better person now then when you left.
If you ever find yourself up in my neck of the woods give me a shout and we'll go for beers, I'm buying.