Thursday, February 28, 2013

Scott McConnell's 2012 Recap

Here's a brief recap of Scott McConnell's 2012 rides. He's got a cup on his way for doing at least 6 full centuries. Heal up, Scott, and have fun riding for the 2013 season!

Well unforunately, my quest for 12 full centuries ended at 8 full centuries.  I was in a car/bike accident which ended my quest in 2012.  However, please add me to the chase for 2013!!  If it makes a difference, I could switch the 8 full centuries to 13 metric centuries with the big rides being Dirty Kanza, Trans Iowa, and Trans North Ga : )

Jared Morford's Triple D Recap

So, Jared, Dave and I got lost in the woods at Triple D. Jared and I rode a good portion of the race together, and had some fun times. We hooked up with Davie G late in the race, and decided to follow him back to the finish because he's a local and all, and had ridden part of the course earlier. Dave picked an "alternative route" for us, and we rode all over a hill that had a bunch of trees, then saw someone's headlight on the actual trail and asked them, "Are you lost?". He said he wasn't, and we replied that we were indeed pretty lost. Thankfully he stayed where he was so that we could bushwack back to the trail. Then we ate a peanut butter sandwich. Anyway, here's Jared's recap of the race:

So about last year... Uh it was hot and dusty. Forget that! I did a metric at the 24 hours of Seven Oaks, which I encourage all of you to race, but otherwise I don't have a clue. 
My first metric of 2012 is complete! It wasn't much of a gravel grinder and more of a fat mountain bike ride/time trial/ bike skating event. You must be asking yourself what was this event? Duh, Triple D! After about two years of coaxing, Matt Maxwell and Nick Wethington finally got me to do a fat bike race. All and all it was pretty awesome! Major set backs included realizing I brought my camelbak, but forgot my bladder, OOPS! And then at Durango figured out my lighting system didn't work. However, despite those obstacles the race/ride was a pretty good time. It also helps when you ride a majority of the race with "the  Cupmaster." Which was pretty awesome, because I'm not sure I would have finished otherwise. But what could be better than being lost in the woods, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Nick and Dave Giegerich?  Great time and a great first of the year ride!
Dave Giegerich captured this fantastically accurate photo of us lost in the woods.