The race started off well, but around 6 hours into the event, rain decided to move in. Needless to say, things got pretty nasty out on the trails and after about 10 hours of racing, the organizers decided to pull the plug early. Smart move in my opinion, I'm sure the trails were taking a beating as were the bikes ( oh and I guess the people riding the bikes too). Now, while I would love to go into great detail about the mental trials each rider faced in their endeavor to do well, reach personal goals, and pedal through the rain apocalypse, but
Swedish Eagle: 2nd Place, 6-hour Solo
KB: 5th Place, 6-Hour Solo
Little A: 2nd Place, 12-Hour Solo
Epod (On team "Coming in Hot"): 1st Place, 12 Hour 4-Person Team
Congrats and Great job to everyone!!!
Little A and KB. This is the last time we would see them smile for the next 12 hours...
Sweagle and Taylor (Coming in Hot team member) discuss last minute race strategies.
Pit crew ready for action. (I think this was actually "early" in the morning and we were waiting for the 10:05am drinking horn.)
Master Chef Spanky mans the grill for a lunch break.
A completely destroyed Swedish Eagle after 6 hours of fury, but second place in the bag!!
Little A, hesitant to take my advise to go out on another lap. I told her if she did the lap now she would beat the rain... BAHAHAHAHA.
Well at least she's still smiling.
Side Note: as we are always in the market for interesting team members, I would like to ask that Beth and Jim HOFFMIESTER submit your applications to us immediately! Thanks for your cooperation.
Brendon (Coming in Hot Team Member) after his first rain lap.
Epod thought he would avoid the rain laps. Negative.
Aaron's (Coming in Hot team Member) rain lap and also the last lap to secure first!
Little A on the podium for second place!
Epod gives his best "Magnum" pose on the team podium for first!