Even though bikesnob makes fun of it. Even though it is as hip as riding a fixed gear with tight shorts and no helmet without brakes. Even though it could be a pre 80's night leg warm up, it is FUN. The kids play at the hockey rink under the Bloomfield bridge Thursdays at 6pm. I thought it was going to be all dudes in girls pants riding brakeless fixed gears, but I was totally wrong. Games are like 10 - 15 minutes each, and require tons of skill and are actually kind of tiring. I will go back.
Mohican 100 is less than 24 hours away. 6 hours of driving for 8 hours of racing. That is a good ratio. I have unobtainable goals: to not flat. I just want the chance to see how I can do if I dont have bad luck, that is simple enough right? I am also curious as to what a 100 dollar entry fee is good for. I guess a buck a mile is standard for a bike race, but I still dont have a course map or elevation profile. I asked Wes the conquerer if he was doing it and he responded with "Oh man, I think that course was very poorly marked last year." Awesome, cause I get lost on courses that ARE marked. We shall see, we shall see. Amy still has the voice mail from after the Wilderness 101 where I sound like a zombie and just kept saying "that was so hard... that was so hard..."
I could always SACK OUT like Gunnar and do the 100k. I guess that is wrong of me, because the 100 mile would be a 100 k for him with the shortcuts he would find. Lord only knows what a 100k will end up being for him.(never letting it go)