As of 7:40 AM this morning, I still hadn't signed up for Ride the Ridge.
But I woke up and saw this in the daily weather prophesy:
Sunday: Snow and or rain, or snow-rain mix, highs 37-43.
And technically, that's an UPGRADE from the Sunday forecast from yesterday which called for:
Sunday: Period of rain and sleet, highs in the low 40s.
So apparently "Sunday" is going to be a bit of a misnomer this week.
And I am officially IN. A Snow-Race a BRS? Wouldn't miss it for the end of the world.
BikeReg.com Registration Confirmation
Name - David Tevendale DavidTevendale@hotmail.com
Event Name - Ride the Ridge MTN Bike Race
-- Event Date - 3/27/2011
---- Category - Expert/Pro Men
Conf # - 78U99317E5879262B
And let's haphazardly recycle this image, just because I think it's sweet.
Hiking shoes not required, but certainly not frowned upon either. Kev29er, if you try to ride the cabin lake trail in 34X19, you're going to be looking at a lot of this.
Until it drops you and leaves you behind in the blizzard, like a Jack London story.
Those of you who haven't practiced changing a flat rear tire with numb fingers in a sleet storm recently, maybe find yourself a walk-in freezer on Saturday evening and do some proper training. Or SOT2.0 can sell you a tire lever on the course when he laps you on Sunday for the low-low price of $115.95.
See you there.
Up, up, up.