Saturday, June 26, 2010
write up by some dude
100 mile century ride
Vale Crucis, NC
I completed the Blood, Sweat, & Gears 100 mile century ride in 8:25:52. My legs certainly were not fresh having busted out a few miles in Wyoming the weekend before. What really threw me off was 2 flats, one at mile 31, and the other at mile 76.
My second flat almost had me with my hands up and throwing in the towel. I didn't have a second tube, so I took a nap under the shade for 20 minutes until someone offered the tube. The nap felt great!
Making the cut off to mile 82 by literally 3 minutes, I pushed on all the way to the finish. BSG has some nasty elevation gain, and many
hair pin turns on the descents, causing many to crash, or go off road into the trees. Climbing up Snake Mtn forced many to walk the bike, which I did for 5 minutes or so. This was a great ride, and certainly worth checking off the list.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Later the next day we had pancakes at the breakfast and listed to the awards ceremony. I had the opportunity to take a car out to Burgess Junction just West of Dayton, WY. I explored the lands that once were roamed by Lewis, Clark, and Sacagawea!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Sultan, David Petroski, Paul Geist, Jinnie Austin, Stan Austin, David Pryor, Psyche Wimberly, Barbara Babb, Sara Sibley, Kristin W, Bruce Babb, Jeremy Hargroves, Adam Hill, and Michael Jackson
14 runners attempted and completed the RAM.
Kristen W (half)
Sara D. Sibley
Gail Leedy put on an aid station this year at 19E. Without her help, many of us would have suffered more. Thank you Gail!
The RAM has over 28 miles of the most beautiful section on the Appalachian Trail. We run it in early June to see the rhododendron bloom. This year Adam Hill broke the record and ran the entire RAM in just over 5 hours, which is frankly redonkulously fast.
I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story….