Sunday, March 8, 2009

quickly

cause i'm spent and i hurt. car broke down on the way to des moines last night. waited two hours on the shoulder with a 5 year old watching scooby doo til the sis came to get us and take us to des moines so i could still race. conditions were miserable beyond words. 2" or so of rain before we started and 35-ish degrees with driving hail/sleet/wind/shit during the race. 62 miles of gravels took me five and half hours. 1st place fixed. would have put me in the top three ss and i think i was 9th overall. i'm happy. half the field dnf'd. i've ridden something like 2000 gravel miles this winter and this was the first time i've had to walk a hill. and i walked a lot. it was a thorough beatdown and i had to battle demons i haven't faced in a long time. bonked. cramped. frozen and drenched. felt like a huge accomplishment just finishing. more later.

4 comments:

kc said...

a lot of props to you for running the gear you did and just doing it fixed itself. good luck with the tranny.

Buckshot77 said...

Good to meet and ride with you man. At least you got to witness a good crash at the end! See you out on the MTB's this year.

Webbies said...

nice job man! See you in late April

Barrelroll said...

Congrats, man.