It feels great to have had a perfect race! I would not change one single thing about this one. The BMCC group in Wilkesboro, NC builds awesome trails and puts on even better events. If you have not yet raced one of their events, you must do so!! The BURN 24 hour race is also coming up this Memorial Day weekend.
After my 3 HOUR lecture (that I have to give..not sit through, I don't know which is worse??) we are heading up to North Carolina for this 6 hour race put on by the BMCC. If it's even half as good as the BURN 24 hour race then we are guaranteed a good time. We are camping so I probably won't be able to update until Sunday night.
The Rotwild R.R2 hardtail is coming out as the weapon of choice this weekend...yeah!!
Hump day meant a day off for me to unwind. After coming back from racing in Arkansas on Sunday, I had two long days at school and, luckily, today off. We drove to Chattanooga, TN to drop off Bob (the foster dog) to his new home and then hit the Raccoon Mountain trails for a recovery ride. We are racing again in 3 days so the point of today was just to enjoy the sun and the singletrack...ah, bliss.
We've been fostering Bob through the German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue for about a month, now. It was so easy to get attached to him..and today I'm taking him to his new home. I am so happy for him but it is really hard to let him go.
Bye, Bob. May your new home be everything you deserve and more. I will miss you.
I slept really well the night before the race. Jeff's alarm went off at 4am and soon the rest of us were up. Surprisingly, we were all in a decent mood and not too grumpy. Breakfast was coffee, toast, and fried eggs.
We arrived at Oden Public Schools (the race start) before 7am and had at least an hour to change, walk dogs, and warm up. It was slightly chilly but really windy.