I’m done. Finished. Wahoo! I finished 4th overall in the Open Men and 2nd overall in the Enduro. And I’m stoked!
I woke up this morning with my knee feeling better thanks to the deep tissue massage from my friend, Pam Barker. She was also kind enough to scour Breckenridge early this morning for athletic tape and taped my knee before the final stage. The combination of these two things made a huge difference on the last stage and (...read more)
Bacon! That’s what always comes to mind when I think of the Wheeler Pass stage. Fortunately for those of us racing, Devon Balet has started a tradition of schlepping a Coleman stove to the top of Wheeler to cook pounds of bacon. What a good guy!
Aside from that, the descent off the top was awesome but the rest of the stage was pretty brutal. I had bad pain in my right knee which kept me from pushing as hard as I would have liked to. I caught a couple of guys at the bottom of Wheeler and we worked together on the bike path to catch Nick Truitt. He and I then rode together for the rest of the stage and had some fun pushing it on the descents and taking it a bit easy on the climbs. (...read more)
I woke up this morning tired, sore and with pain in my left knee. So getting motivated to race 40-something miles with 6000+ feet of climbing was a bit of a struggle. I eventually got out of the door and made it to the start with plenty of time. Fortunately everyone else seemed to be a bit tired too so the neutral start was VERY neutral and we rolled out together at a leisurely pace.
The rest of the race was relatively uneventful. There was a lot of climbing and one really (...read more)