New year, new adventures, new characters. Here's a list of what I've done so far:
New Years Day Hangover Metric. 71 miles around Des Moines with four other fine fellows. This one was already recorded on my tally, but I still feel the need to mention it. Crazy winds that day with up to 60MPH gusts that would occasionally wind up and kick your front wheel.
Pre-ride of the Triple D course with Charles and Davie Gie. 64 miles on the day and one stupid decision made that I couldn't back out of.
Triple D, this time with real actual snow! Unfortunately I had already committed to converting the Pugs to a fixed gear for it, so I was stuck. Didn't even get bragging rights for being the first, since there was another and he beat me. 65 miles on an undergeared bike made for a long day.
Big. Bad. Arrowhead. It made me want to cry. I persevered though, and finished after 39 hours and 135 miles. Like giving birth to a lumpy watermelon, tasty joy and triumph have already dulled the memories of the suffering. I'm sure I'll be back at it again next year.
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