Exactly, the Fall Epic 8 Hours at Hardwood Hills presented by Pulse Racing. In, for better or worse.
This is my first race since breaking my thumb. The thumb will be heavily taped; the bone is healed but the ligament needs surgical repair. I have been riding, but not really training...so it will be interesting to see how this goes.
Headed to Hardwood yesterday with NewfieSteve, to check out the course...
It's basically a series on long, steady, grindy climbs...whether twisty single track, or wide open double track. I guess it's called Hardwood Hills for a reason. A taller gear will be fine for the first few laps or so...but I think will be too much for this old cat as the day wears on...so... It's always a challenge to know what the 'right' gearing is...as I said to NewfieSteve, "There's never a right gear." Anyways, we are going to make this Epic 8 epic!! (Can I say 'epic' enough in one post???)
There's a few roots, some tight corners, and a couple of obstacles but nothing too overly technical...so it should just be a fun ride! An opportunity to watch all of my friends pass me for 8 hours! And, going to share my pit with TeamColin as he kills his first Solo 8 Hour. It really is going to be Epic!!
Anyways, the recon mission went well. No crashes, the thumb survived...and Steve provided some epic tailgate recovery!
I know...two pics of the recovery...
but that's the best part!
So, anyways, here we go!
Just a short post to warn you...and prepare for next weeks post(s). They gotta be epic report(s), to properly review this race!!
Hey...didn't say 'epic' this time!! D'oh!!!