|Clothing, arranged by thinnest layers on top, thickest layers on the bottom.|
|This is what preparation ultimately looked like on race day.|
|Scored a few water bottles from Bike Source. Thanks Jeremiah!|
|My go to tool box for Honey Stinger.|
|Ben checking in before the race. Coincidentally, I was on my way to an "easy" ride so I pulled a U-turn and went back home like a good boy.|
|Speaking of ADHD...|
|So excited to ride my bike for 24 hours non-stop!|
I took the suggestion of Ben Welnak of Twenty2 Cycles to ride Indian Creek and the Colorado Trail segment 1 for the first time and I can see now what all his rave has been about. As a New Englander, it brought me back home which created so much life to this ride. Good thing because I'm not quite sure what possessed me to pack a 20 whatever lb bag this deep into successive training days since the Voodoo Fire race last Saturday. Here's the ride details on Strava. Unfortunately, I was chased out of Buffalo Creek by threatening weather which shortened my ride by a few hours. Next time! That just means I'll have more energy tomorrow when I'm off to Nederland for the West Mag and Dot trails and if I'm fealing frisky I may see how Sourdough is fairing. I absolutely love West Mag since it's another trail system that reminds me so much of back home. Here's today's set up which includes seven water bottles, two of everything, lights, 2000 calories, and I thought of packing an extra saddle since the one in the photo has a bent rail and is probably on borrowed time.
I was full on the gas for 66 miles yesterday in my first Pro/Open race, stoked about the effort and finished in 5:06:39. This RME race was an fantastically organized event! Still heavily feeling symptoms from the accident. Starting physical therapy at Boulder Center for Sports Medicine this week and hot yoga soon to follow. Must get aligned! Big thanks to @trekstoreco and Les Handy for their amazing support!