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personalized number plates...impressive
5:30 a.m. race day. beef sticks for breakfast.
no, it wasn't raining. there was just that much moisture in the air.
geared up and chatting with craig
requisite pre-race briefing and equally requisite pre-race stance
controlled rollout through the village of coburn, pa
rolling out of aid station #1
craig getting situated at aid station #1
aid station #3 approx. 60 miles in. my world had already started to collapse when i got here. i stuffed my face. and yes, i am picking my chamois out of my ass.
leaving aid station #3. i think i rode another 10 yards then walked for the next 20 minutes. the singletrack climb coming out of this aid station was soul crushing.
yes, i wanted to die. i couldn't get my other sock off without at least 4 different muscles cramping at the same time.