Jul 24, 2008

Anyone seen my pit?

IMG_0855 Sign is upDoreen and I pre-rode the bottom half of the course yesterday, along with the additional 5km loop that only the World Soloists do (relentless amount of climbing on that additional section).

While we were waiting for some friends to show up we toodled around the Solo pit area to see how things were coming along. The metal divider railings are up now, along with each racers pit number and name. For some reason I'm listed as "Canada" instead of "USA", perhaps a carryover from last years Worlds?

Shortly after this iPhone shot we headed out for the approx 70min casual ride, it rained on us the entire time and it became a classic mud in the teeth tour. It's been a long time since I've tasted Rocky Mountain mud. Mmmmmmmmm, gritty.

Today there is an athlete meet & greet and casual ride for the World Soloists starting out of downtown Canmore this afternoon. The weather looks great. Hope I see some Canadian buddies and also bump into the two guys from Texas.

More to follow.