The last few weeks have netted some positive results.
Pisgah Productions has to offer. Gold, silver, and... black.
There have been negative results as well. I'm about 7% recovered from the almost 23 hours of racing in Pisgah over the last three weeks. My legs just aren't there. Nothing I can do about that. Hopefully nine hours in the car will cure me.
repacked. Rigid crabon frok on and Thomson drooper removed.
The second weekend in April was the last time I rode rigid and the start of all drooper-all the time riding. I've gotten quite used to the drooper post, and it has so many advantages, but that's not how I want to do TSEpic. Well, except for Enduro™ day. I'll have a drooper on the Dickstickel Meatplow V.6, because why would I ride around with my seat down all day (like I did last year) if I don't have to? It did cross my mind that if I wanted to even try to be competitive all week long it would be better to just ride a bike setup similar to what I've used in the last three events, but I won't... because... I don't know why. It will be interesting to be back on a rigid frok the first time... on Sunday... when the race starts.
I slept like shit Monday night because my bike looked like the above picture when I went to bed. I was awake almost every half hour staring at the clock. I've been waking up early this whole week to pack and prep so as not to limit family time in the evenings. I got a stress related cold sore on Wednesday. Things are great.
I should have been more relaxed. I started preparing weeks ago.
Carey Lowery approved dietary provisions... I think. Missing are some vegetarian protein options that are in the fridge. Enough for seven days of racing? Dunno.
Important support items have been arriving every few days.
Chain Shine... and something that if you were a FaceFriend of mine you would know I was looking for something like this for awhile.
That Butt Stuff... because riding a rigid hardtail in Central Pennsylvania is harsh on the nether regions. I've been free of saddle sores for quite some time, and I intend to keep it that way.
Endless Bike The 1 Ring, so no worries there.
I'm leaving this afternoon and turning things off here until I get back. I'm looking forward to riding my bike, seeing old friends, and not staring at a computer screen. Human interactions IRL. Like a vacation, but with more bruises.
And one more thing. If you are attending the TSEpic, be sure to read your race bible. There's something new on page three YOU SHOULD KNOW.
Enjoy your Xtra Large Cheese Fish responsibly.