I was just starting to feel ready to get back on the bike when I was floored by a stomach virus. Nice. A couple more days of rest are in order I guess. My thoughts are starting to focus more and more on the road ahead. The Rim Ride is next, but so far all accounts from pre-riders are saying the same thing: The route is impossible to follow. Hmmm. I am still planning on doing a pre-ride of the course, but the race is perhaps up in the air. Time will tell. At worst I guess the race will be just a long day on the bike, even if I spend most of it off route.
A few other events are showing up on the radar as well. I have a clean slate for April, and I think I’d like to fill that with the Dawn ’til Dusk 12 Hour race in Gallup, NM. I need to work out a few logistical things before I can commit to it, but as of right now it is a real possibility.
My Van Dessel bikes are now both built and ready for action. The Ramble Tamble is a beauty. I have a White Bros. carbon rigid fork to lighten up the front end. This bike is going to see a ton of training miles this year. As well as a it’s fair share of XC race time.
DaveFebruary 27, 2007
The SS looks great, nice color. As for the MRR, I’m still likely to haul on up the weekend after next (only time I could go). The section between the end of Sovereign and the start of Metal Masher/ Little Canyon Rim is a bit gray for me. Plus the issue of no water resupply that I’m aware of.