how was it? how did everyone do?
I was ready to rock it with Floyd, but I crashed real hard at mile 5 and proceeded to rip nearly every square inch of flesh from the right side of my body, from ankle to shoulder blade and also managed to dislocate my thumb on my left hand. Obviously not a very promising start for a 100 mile race. I was bleeding like a stuck pig, my shorts were ripped and my exposed ass cheek was looking like a cheap piece of tender loin, but I stuck with it. At the 2nd aid station I had the first aid folks tape up my hand into the classic and all purpose GI Joe action grip, so at least I could keep my hand on the handlebar, though shifting with my left hand was definitely out of the question. They also washed out some of the gravel form my elbow and shoulder and jacked me up on Motrin. As if a hundred miler isn't hard enough ! I couldn't decide what was worse, the branches and tree limbs on the single track sections whacking and jabbing my wounds or looking down and seeing multitudes of flies, gnats and other bugs crawling in, over and all around my exposed flesh. "Oh boy we're having fun now."
I managed to finish, and was pleasantly surprised with my time. My wife and son were waiting at the finish line for me and my wife had that look of pity / no pity, concern / not concerned, "I don't want to hear any whining from you tonight" on her face and Vaughn just wanted daddy to give him a shoulder ride up the giant 200 yard long hill to the swing set.
Topher is a good guy, for sure. And a beast on the bike.
I met this guy at Kittatiny. He is freakin awesome! I think he won the expert race that day on a sick SS setup.