It rained all night! I knew the year before was muddy. I knew the trails would be muddy! I love the mud! Got there without a minute to spare. Was ready to go when I decided to go back to the car to get something. OCD? Got back and missed the start! Dolt! This place is as smooth as it gets. Not much road either. All single speeds! This is a fun event and a must do at least once. Almost made all the short hills. The second loop went fast but some parts were soupier and better jogged. One weird phenomenon I can’t explain every time I went through a crank set ruining puddle cross the bike came out the other side feeling heavier. Strange. I think it’s the cycling shoes taking on water. I got the bike down to low 20’s lbs range and I didn’t miss the boinger in the front at all. The Kenda “Small Block Eights” Rock!
I don’t know where I placed but do know that except for a wrong turn I took allowing riders I passed to get ahead of me on the course nobody passed me. It helps to let all the other riders start first if is what you want to happen. No cramps just a bit of tightening in the quads. I ate one granola bar and one mud infested Kenda water bottle. Chewed one piece of gum. Looking forward to trying some of the Bee’s stuff soon.
Thanks to my family for showing up to support me. Nice people at this race. Had a blast!