Saturday, June 20, 2009

Barn Burner 104

The Barn Burner outside of Flagstaff Arizona was my 1st 100+ mile race. (Ok, you jerks. The Zuni 100 doesn't count. I never finished both laps of the Zuni 100. But if I did, the mileage would only add up to 92 miles. So there.) Well, the Barn Burner was almost 106 miles. I finished in just over 10 hours AND I spent 30 plus minutes fixing a busted chain. My body was shot at the end of the race. But I survived and even finished strong. The race was well organized. Great camping accommodations. There was even a pre-ride the week before. Great experience. Oh yeah, the weather was great, except for the downpour at 6AM that led to a mud bogging start. But that's cool. Check out the data, geek.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Road Trip to Vegas, Via Flagstaff

So, every once and a while a dude needs to go to Vegas - to free the soul. Or tarnish the soul. Or damage the soul (maybe liver). Who knows. I went for a class. Yep a class. It was cool. I did some riding in Flagstaff on the way out. I checked out a few miles of the Crazy 88 course and road one lap of the Barn Burner. Nice stop in Flagstaff. BUT, turns out my Eccentric Bottom Bracket cracked. James to the rescue. James, Black Sheep Bikes, overnighted a new EBB to Vegas and a shop in Boulder City installed the part. Bitchin'. I was in business for the Barn Burner. Hey, have you ever seen a massive suspension bridge go up over the Colorado River just South of Hoover Dam. Well, if you haven't driven to Vegas in the last 5 YEARS then you haven't. So don't try to pull one over on me. Check out this photo. Then check out the other photos by following the link.