There was no rest for the weary today. Coming on the back end of the Mt. Guyot loop, today’s Keystone loop featured climb after climb. I managed to take a digger on a high speed, pee gravel descent. The crash did nothing more than destroy a pair of shorts and cause me to be a little sore this afternoon. The racing today was tight as a group of us were together until Aid 2. After the never ending climb out of Aid 2 racers were blessed with yet another perfect descent on the Colorado Trail. Upon further review my garmin informed me that I hit 37+mph on it and let me tell you what I believe it because part of me was scared silly. Eyes-”there’s no reason to break”, Brain-”If we wreck you’re done in a big way”, Bike-”YAAAAA!”…2vs1.
I managed 5th today and while I lost time to Tostado who bumped me down to 5th GC, I made some time on 3rd GC, racing getting tight up in here! After every day we refuel with oranges, watermelon, coke, chips and custom sandwiches made to order thanks to this guy!
Mike doesn’t get enough props for what he does. If you want to do a whopper of a race, rip some sick trails and be taken care of the whole time I would say Mike has put together an event that can suit your needs, thanks Mike.
Tomorrow we go to Death Zone Charlie (12.500ft). The view is one of the best in the country and the DH will make anyone pucker at least once. Should be fun.