E100-Initial Thoughts

Posted by on Aug 28, 2006 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Wow. Where to begin? The E100 was an epic day in the saddle. Lots of different emotions all framed around climbing, descending, rain, hail, wind, heat, flat tires, sore muscles, trees, high mountains, climbing–wait did I mention that already? Yeah, there was climbing.

In the end it took me 13 hours. Perhaps a little slower than I anticipated, but what can I say? I finished one of the more challenging races I have attempted, and I was able to execute my race plan nearly perfectly. The bottom line was that I had a blast. The rain kept things cool. The leaves on the trees were already falling, covering the singletrack with the first glimpes of Fall. Sometime during Stage 3 I was struggling, yet had the absurd realization that I was having an incredible adventure. I think that is why we must do these things. I can’t think of any other reason.

It was great spending more time with Dave and Lynda, and especially fun to meet, and spend the weekend with Rich. As I let the weekend sink in a bit more I will post more thoughts.

Until then!


  1. John Parker
    August 28, 2006

    Epic for sure. . . climbing, flat tires, no front brakes, sore arms, wrong turns, daft punk. . .

    Sure beats my first day back at grad school.

    Nice meeting you guys, I’ll be there again next year.

    John Parker

  2. Jason
    August 28, 2006

    Wow, can’t wait to hear more. I was starting to wonder what happened, since none of the E100 bloggers had put anything up. I thought a black hole swallowed you guys up.

    Sounds epic. Take care.


  3. Dicky
    August 29, 2006

    Thanks for everything Adam. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I hope we get a chance to meet again sometime in the future.

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