What can I say, it was a great day! I had the privilege of tearing it up on a three man team with 2 super rad dudes Tsering Alleyne and Michael Hosey from the Marin Bikes factory team. I woke up at 3:50 am Saturday morning ready for some caffeine to pop my eyes open for the 3 hr drive to boggs. (at least that is what google maps said) At that period in the morning, it is what I like to call no rule 30, and so… I like to make my own. 2 hrs and 5 minutes later I was jumping out of the car running from the cops. No just kidding, I was jumping out of the car headed over to registration to grab my race number. Some of the first familiar faces I saw were Gravy and Tom over at the Marin Bikes tent doing neutral support for the event and damn did these dudes do a great job.
After every lap they were on it, going over my(and everyone else’s) bike making sure I was off my feet and helping me out with everything just short of piggy backing me to and from the food cart. Thanks so much again, guys you rock! It was dusty out there (half way through the race it looked like Tom and Gravy had been riding the course, they had a good film of dirt all over them just from being stationed next to the course!). The course was fast fun and as the day went on hot. Our order of execution… Mike went off first at 8 am turning out a ferociously fast lap with Tsering to follow. I took the reins 3rd and handed the mic back to Mike. And so it went… 8 hrs later we were brining home the gold. I couldn’t have asked for a better team, support or sponsors. I had a blast! Thanks so much to the Bike Monkey crew for doing it so well again, Marin Bikes, Lost Coast Brewery, GU, Smith Optics and true grit from all the freakin dust out there! Peace!