The race started at 10am which was a freakin awesome start time. We parked the car at the Matterhorn and rode 3 miles on the road to the start at the polo fields. Joe's tiny Lt Dangle shorts were stoppin traffic.
This video is an excellent portrayal of the race. Check it out. http://www.video-vermont.com/video/?p=889
|Alchemist beer is so good we flipped|
|Aid 1, mile 4|
|That baby is gonna grow up to be a really cool kid. I'm sure of it. "Teach your children well."|
What happened at aid station 2 is hard to remember. I do remember it started with Tequila
Which was followed with....
Then...I thought another PBR was a good idea
|Photo courtesy of Dirty|
THEN SHIT GOT REAL FUN
All photobooth photos courtesy of Jake Goss and the gallery can be viewed here.
|Photo courtesy of Dirty|
After the shenanigans of Aid Station #2, we all crossed the road and headed into the single track climb. For the next few miles I felt great. I was totally buzzed and jamming to some great tunes on my ipod. "All my life I've been good, but now, wha what what the hell." And ooooo...I was riding things under non-impaired judgement I never would. And I was clearing
all the majority of it. I remember thinking at one point that it would probably be a really good idea to drink a 40 before I ride technical trails from now on. It gives me liquid courage, I ride better, and it doesn't hurt as much when you crash.
Needless to say we all got lost again. We went down what I swear was the first down hill of the whole day and ended up in a clearing by a power station. Thank god some brilliant person brought beer and twizzlers with them from the aid station. So we had another beer break. Finally we decided to turn around and climb back up the down hill to look for the course. That climb sucked and I started to feel like I would rather be drinking than riding my bike. We get back on course and I ride up onto a mossy slanted rock face and my bike went out from under neath me. So freakin ghey. That kinda sealed the deal. I really didn't feel like riding any more. I wanted to get back to Joe, have another beer, and find out how his day went riding in his shorty shorts. Sweet Christine Perigren, wonder woman's gf, cut down a trail with me to the road and we took the road back to the race finish. I ended up with a total of 25 miles on my garmin for the day. The race I think was supposed to be 24 miles. Technically, I did not finish, but I did get the mileage in for the day. I'm going to vote myself as 1st place women open in the drinking contest. ha. This video, courtesy of Thom Parsons, gives a good visual representation of how slammed I was:
Yeessssaaaaaa!!!! I really don't drink that often. Really I don't.
But really, I can handle my liquor. The trails had so many slick roots it was killin my buzz. That's so not cool.
The guys at 29nSngl made this awesome video of the race too. THEY are all a great freakin group of guys. They are hosting SSUSA in MN next year. I SO can NOT freakin wait!! (check out my mad cameo from Friday night at 1:39)
Immediately post race there was a derby for the belt which these two twinsies won
Then there was a maple syrup chugging contest for hosting rights. There was a lot of controversy and finger pointing over this event.