A good name for this event.
Randy, Brad, Shawn, Jason, and I all headed down south for the race. We all did the 6 hour solo. The weather was perfect for racing, dry and relatively cool for this time of year.
There were more flat tires on this race than any other I had ever seen. 3 for me during the race, one during the last lap. Even still, I felt pretty good the whole time; except for the last part of the last lap when I ran out of food and water and had to limp it in. Finished off 6 laps before it was all over, and felt okay about that.
Gotta rip out a big thanks to Shawn and Forces of Nature for keeping us all running during that race. I think nearly every one of us had at least one flat during the race. I would have been out for sure if Shawn wouldn't have been fully stocked and handing out supplies.
Afterward we all hung out for a bit and watched Randy win hundreds of dollars in raffle prizes. Gotta say a big thanks to the Heartland Race guys. Those guys really know how to put on a good race - and a nice event. I think everyone there had a good time. As always, it was a smooth running, professional, and still light hearted event. Also want to throw out some props to the Earth Riders. Nice job keeping those trails in awesome riding condition.
So anyway, I feel like I have a new respect for Landahl. I also have a helluva respect for the guys doing the solo 12 hour event. With how sore my ass was after 6, I don't even want to think of what 12 would have done on those rocky trails. However, I would like to think that I would be riding something other than a full rigid single speed in a 12 hour event...