The Sundance 12 Hour race went well. I rode relaxed, and just tried to keep things consistent. I took a lunch break about mid-day, and I fell a lap back to the guys I was riding with. I was tired and needed to rest, so I took a rest. After my break I felt reall good, and was excited to be out on the bike again. I set to work trying to make up lost ground. But that is when the rains came. It started raining, and it came fast and hard. Within a few minutes of the storm hitting, the trails were slick and the mud thick. I rolled into the start finish area cold, wet and slimy.
The race had been ended.
It was a good move to end it when they did. The rain got worse, and the conditions more and more dangerous. We still managed to get 9 hours worth of good racing in. The field was not big, but it was competitive. And the course was one of the best variations of the Sundance singletrack I have done. It was a nice way to end a long, long solo season.
So now I am just getting some rest, and re-charging the batteries for the 24 Hours of Moab. I am looking at that event as a season ending party. I want to get out on course and take some photos, harass the solo riders, and just take in the spectacle. Oh yeah, and every few hours I will go hammer out a lap on my SS.