with my legs not feeling too superly awesome, i sit back and immediately decide to race my own race as it seemed like my legs were bloated with lactic acid. it was going to be a long day.
that was evident - on the second major climb, i am caught by the lead singlespeed riders and pua. hmmmm... this was going to be a longer day.
soon after the first feed, the lactic acid is out of legs and i am catching riders. i reel them all back and start chasing. i am now caught inbetween the 2nd group on the road and everybody else.
i proceed to ride the next 40'ish miles by myself, the only rider i catch is floyd landis around the 2nd feed stop.
around mile 55'ish, i can see a group with a few orange jerseys in it - it has to be fellow speedgoat riders andy and gerry or possibly shawn. soon, they are out of sight again, but i ended up catching andy who was dropped and had lost some air in the rear tire.
we ride together for the next 30 miles or so and soon after the 4th feed, andy says farwell and i ride off, eventually coming in 11th.
overall awesome event - great way to start up full racing again and it was good to see all the fellow enduro freaks out there.
now it's offical as the season has started: game on