Wednesday, August 15, 2007

TransRockies Day 2 - Let the good times roll

We prepared for bed with the assumption that we would be starting stage two at 9:30am. This was the start time indicated in the route guide, but we missed the evening race meeting and thought there might be a 0.00001% chance that something might have changed. Craig drove back to the race area to double check - and saved the day. The start time was changed to 8:00am. Close call!

Only 60kms today - another short one. Tough, but better suited to my skill set. A killer climb that lead in to a downhill that was described in the route book as 'less than 50% ridable. I had some anxiety about the descent as I tried to imagine what might be considered unridable and what that might mean for a hesitant descender like me. But, we made it through without incident. The day finished with a stretch of fantastic single track (even I have to acknowledge that it was amazing) that twisted along the river valley to Nipika Lodge. We rode hard today and finished happy.

We spent the afternoon cleaning up, organizing for tomorrow and hanging out by the RV. It was blissful to just relax in the sun, surrounded by people with similar interests, with the bbq on and the mountains as a backdrop. A lot of laughs and positive energy. The group of people with whom I am sharing the RV are fantastic.

A lot of times we don't realize how great an experience is until it is over. I had trouble getting to sleep because I was so fired up thinking about how fantastic this week already is. My partner is awesome. The biking is awesome. The RV crew is awesome. I'm lovin' it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m really glad to hear that you are having such an incredible time. Keep the updates coming!

August 15, 2007 at 4:09:00 PM MDT  

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