Monday, July 30, 2007
Rolled in to Laramie with Sox on Friday afternoon after a 7 - 8 hour drive. Picked up race packets at Fine Edge (fairly small shop with a relatively small inventory, but quality bikes). Grabbed a bite to eat at a local Mexican restaurant. Probably ate too much, but damn, it sure was good.
The start of the race is easy to find. Just look for Lincoln off of I-80.
Planned on camping on Friday evening, but rain changed those plans.
Lansen joined us at the Motel 8.
That buck knife sure works well on peanut butter.
Lots of fog at race time. This is I-80 prior to start of the race.
Great turn out for the race. Over 300 racers lined up for the start. The race keeps getting bigger every year. Several pros made it to the race. Spotted Kent Eriksen at the race on one of his beauties. The guy kicked my butt.
The start was really fast. Tried to hang on as long as I could, but eventually hit a wall. Backed it down after a couple of crashes and finished in maintenance mode. Stopped twice to take a crap. Too much fiber. I guess that box of Wheat Thins was a bad idea. Rode with Grethcen Reeves (pro that rides for Tokyo Joe's) for about 20 miles. I'd pull on the gravel roads and she'd drop my arss on the climbs. She's fast. She kicked my butt too.
Gonna put this one down on the calender for next year. Hope to recruit more Nebraskans to come along. Thanks to Sox and Lansen for coming along.