So, spring has sprung and beautiful as it is…it also bears teeth, sharp, gnarly teefs. a 100oz camelbak +1 bottle wasn’t even close to adequte yesterday. If you preride-be prepared (stash water). The green tape that I put up when everything was dead…not such a good color choice now that EVERYTHING is green…I’ll get on that asap.
If you are alergic to stinging insect, PLEASE bring your necessary meds. It is stinging insect season and you will be deep in the wilderness, not in a heavily trafficed public park. Many of us had stings yesterday. Snakes were everywhere, beware.
Now, don’t be fooled – we had a great ride, as always on the skyway. I know there are some endurance guys/gals out there looking at this race and saying “pfft, 60 miles, 6,000′ of climbing”. Let me tell you, the way the climbing is dosed out isn’t one or two big climbs, it’s more like five hundred small punches in each leg.