|Bike Special Needs|
|Hand me my stuff while I coast a bit|
|Porta potty is at the end of the station.|
There was one crash. I don't know if the guy was coming or going to our station, but someone behind ran into him and went down. On towards 12 o'clock, there were six of us, holding two bikes apiece. That thinned to a trickle of riders. We had a couple abandonments. The day was sunny and nice, with little wind. A perfect day for riding.
After seeing the last of the riders off, was clean-up. Lots of Gu packets. Plenty of Chamois Butt'r. The porta potty was a preferred stop to apply more of that. I washed my hands well after the cleanup chore.
I don't intend to use special needs, but I feel I must stop here next year for old times sake.
|Out of the water, then up the ramp to your bike|
Jen and I drove into town and parked near transition. We were just in time to see the men's winner come in.
|They have just conquered Observatory Hill|
|The last of the downhill. Observatory is the only notable hill on the run course.|
We stayed through arrived for many runners' first loop, and most everyone's second loop. Waving, ringing cow bell, talking them up, cracking jokes; "Bye bye. See you again in two hours". "Aid station at the corner, with food! chicken broth! non-alcoholic beverages!"
The full moon rose behind us. Not a cloud. It was a great day. About 9 they got a lot slower. Most everyone walking, some poorly. I respect that. This will be me, struggling just to get there.
Monday. We packed up the tent and cleared out early. We mad the line-up by 8 am, with a couple hundred there already. This is what I came for. In 2010, I sat at my computer to sign up for 2011, and was froze out, with the race selling out in minutes. Finally I bought my entry for 2015. 363 days until my race here. It's going to be awesome.
|The volunteers in line Monday|