As I said above, I was really happy with my effort, I "raced" all my laps, was aggressive and never allowed myself to be satisfied. I just kept on the suffering button and pushing each lap. It was a good effort for me especially during the off season.
Totally proud of Monkey, Johnny, and Kat who took 5th in the coed division, but were the first team with 2 women on it. Monkey and I didn't hang out too much once the racing started but it was cool to watch the three of them working together and making things happen. (that's not johnny in the photo, but Doron)
Tom's bike was cannibalized repeatably. Parts from his bike are currently on 6 other riders bikes today...
I'm not a bike racer but, I did sleep in the back of a Honda Element last night. If you look carefully you can see Monkey under that pile of sleeping bags.
The calm before the storm.
Rotten and L-Web, coupled with Slick Rick, just 13 hours away from victory.
Slick Rick the ruler and International Man of Mystery Les Leach.
Jan and Bad Andy just before the start.
The morning before the race I had to go back and ride a section of single track that I had followed Buddy through the night before. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to ride the same lines, or at the same speed without his wheel to follow. I don't think I ever nailed it like during the pre-ride...
Jeb leads out the start. Jan is also in that lead group...