Thursday, September 15, 2005
Up in the Mountains
I saw many familiar faces at the meeting of about 15. John C reviewed the rules and we made plans for a nice pre-race carbo-loading dinner.
At the table we have (l-r):
- Rick, who I'd met at the Saratoga 12/24 and who holds the course record for 1 lap at the ADK
- Some joker that struggles with Mittyesque delusions of cycling grandeur
- Ross who is at the ADK for the third time.
- Mark who completed RAAM this year on the Webcor Team and is training for RAAM 2006 solo!
We talked about the course, our plans (Ross was registered for 1 lap, Rick, Mark and I for 2) and ate some great homemade pasta. Rick described the last climb, and a terrible stretch of road he called "Frontier Town". He said once you get past that you're almost home. I was glad I was riding this course sight unseen - in ignorance lies pure bliss.
Hope you had fun (who am I kidding I know you had fun).
Gonna be hard to even put it all in words.