Once in Moab, we met up with Kenny and his crew. I think we had about 30 riders.
At 8:42, we were rolling. 8 hours later (7:27 for Dan Z.) I finished the 100 mile ride. Completely shelled. It hurt exta bad this year.
I went with a 32x17 gear. Great for the flats but not in the sand and not great for the climbs. Especially the climb out of the Rim.
I still can't believe Chucky did the entire ride on one water bottle (and I don't think he had any food). Amazing.
Post ride, back at camp, I ate 3 brats. So, so good. (Thanks Elden and Kenny for the brats and bread).
Got home at 1:45am, asleep by 2am. Up at 8am for the Lambert Park race. What a transition. My legs were sore for the 100 mile effort the day before and the Lambert race was a 50 min circuit race which meant it was going to be all out, full gas from the gun. And the race organizers managed to throw in a nasty climb right at the start. Lap 1 and 2 hurt but by lap 3 I started feeling good again.
B. Tolbert took the win, Dan Z. was a close 2nd and I hung on for 3rd place.
Conrats to the guys running the the new Utah State Championship Series. They pulled off a really cool event. It's nice to have guys who race put on a race. They get it. I look forward to supporting them at the other races this year.