Heat of the day starting to drag me down.
Stick a fork in me, I am done. 182 miles and a mid pack finish, tough day.
Big change in plan, I switched between the Ramble Tamble Single and the Geared Jersey Devil all day. I was within 2min lap time using either bike, so it was nice to be able to change it up when I wanted.
Race was Ok at best, never felt great, but never really felt awful. It was actually a very weird experience to be riding in this middle blah ground. I stayed even all day, but around 1 am I had to get off the bike because my stomach was turning to acid. I got back on at 3am and rode until 5am. I came in at 5am passed out for a hour then got back on my bike at 6:30am, from there to the finish I felt Great because I started putting down times close to my first laps. I haven't seen results, but I think I was mid pack with about 182 miles, that is if my math is correct, but I could be a little off because I am...well a little off today.
Now the thanks list:
Fist my wife kicked major ass, she is probably one of the best pit crews out there, one of the biggest problems is that she is an excellent cook, I mean really good, so I just wanted to sit and eat instead of ride.
Scott Cole-Specialized and his crew from Hostel. They helped cheer me on when the going got rough and made a great repair on my bike when I boogered up the rear derailleur. My mother in-law purchased her bike from these guys and still raves about them every time I see her so be sure to stop in and see them if you are anywhere near the Stevens Point, WI area. www.scoletrain.blogspot.com
Constantine, for parting the seas and getting us a perfect pit area.
If I missed you here I will be sure to thank you when I see you again, so thanks everybody for helping me get through another long one.
It was great to finally meet you. Kudos for getting back on the bike and putting in three good laps at the end of a rough 24 hours. E-mail me next time you get to Wisc Rapids and I can give you a guided tour of the Standing Rocks singletrack.
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