Hot, humid, & a new course from hell. Oh yeah it was awesome!
All Nebraska podium:
1st - guy from Kearney, we're still trying to figure out who this guy was. A machine.
2nd - me
3rd - Corey, went deep in to the well, I'll let him elaborate. Epic.
Endurosnob & Aaron G. fought hard but racing in the KS oven was there undoing, warriors.
FOB crossed the line @ 2:06 am, perseverance!
Apparantly there were 85 starters & only 13 finishers (or something like that). That's how gnarly it was.
There's a lot of variables that contribute to finishing an event like this, you can't count out good luck as one of them. No flats! The roads we were racing on are indescribable. I've never seen roads like these, I didn't even know they existed let alone ridable on a cross bike. Rocks, rocks, & more rocks.
I was out on course for approximately 14 hours & 52 minutes, rode somewhere around 205 miles, with about an hour of that being at checkpoints trying to maintain fluid levels & rally to survive. Finished just before 9:00 pm, barely before dark.
The promoter's Jim, Joel, & staff put on a sick event. I'll be back.
Unsung hero awards: RockD's wife & grandson were at the 100 mile checkpoint to aid us in our assault. Ice cold water, Pepsi Throwbacks, & super-positive vibe. Thank You!
There's a dozen more subplots, stories, & experiences that transpired yesterday. I couldn't even begin to relate them all.
I'm not going to lie...I feel like I accomplished something big, real big.