Wow. What a day. Humidity was off the charts. TG for cloud coverage. The goal = 2 laps, 20 miles each / 2 hours 20 minutes per. The course = beautiful, flowy single track. The machine = my 26″ titanium single speed bike, 34/17 gearing, tubeless tires.
The first lap was incredible. Absolutely perfect. Could have been a dream. Hit my target time. Felt awesome.
The second lap was a bit slower. My thoughts were completely focused on a drinking a very, very cold soda. It was a semi cold cup of heed at the mid-way check point (which was run by a very enthusiastic group of hard working cowgirls and indians who were running around with spears, hawaiian lays and beers !) that got me through.
Finished within minutes of my goal. First place single speed open class. Fierce competition.