Saturday, August 29, 2009
So this is me getting ready about 4:30 am, couldn't sleep and wanted to get my bike to the start line by 5:15 or so.
Here I am coming into the first aid station (Pipeline) pretty wet out there and cold.
Fresh off the Columbine Mine climb, here I'm heading back toward Pipeline again. 60 or so miles done 40 or so left.
And back to Pipeline here and starting to overheat thank goodness, i've dried out now and must shed some layers. Eat as much as possible and try to keep my momentum up the Powerline climb.
And somehow after the last 100 or so miles I find enough energy to ride a wheelie across the finish line, YEEHAW!!!!!! 9 Hrs 22 Min 7th outta 57 single speeders and 176th overall outta 1300 or so who started at 6:30 am. Next year maybe I can get a larger belt buckle (for finishing under 9 hours). This is what the buckle looks like if you've never seen one!!!
This pretty much sums it up too, I was worked!!! My crew members Jeremy Wussow and my wife Susie both asked me if I wanted to do it again next year, cause they had many ideas of how they could make it better on their end. I couldn't answer them at the time, too much pain fresh in the brain!! But I've already decided to try it again next year, if I get in!! nirRad