Sunday, March 8, 2009
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.