Friday, September 19, 2008
will be placing second behind jess.
Man I am working for this second place finish, and I will be proud of
taking the silver after the events of this ride earlier on. A crash, a
thrown belt at speed, a missed checkpoint due to getting lost without
gps in the desert.
Even after all of that, I am back within 75 points of jess, and I am
proud of that fact. Jess is a great rider, and came very prepared with
a great bike and a setup with a very long range gas capacity. I am
having to get gas atvthe gas station and fill up from my 1 gallon can
in the topcase when I can't find a station. That takes time. Getting
lost tryingvto fund gas today meantvthat I lost 8 minutes to jess today.
Maroy continues to be like the mummy in a spooky movie, where it just
keeps coming at you at a steady pace while you run and then freak out
and run more, but you know if you stop at all he will be on top of you
That keeps the pressure on once I have passed him each day. I catch
up, then feel the steady pressure to stay out in front all day,
knowing he and jess are bearing down on me.
Stupidest thing I did today involved flooring it to get through a
train crossing, nowhere near the train, as the gates lowered. I passed
a car IN the train crossing and I only did it because jess was like
right behind me.
After all that, One train engine went through. ONE. It held jess up
like 1 minute. I was hoping for the 40 minute, 3 mile long train to
It was really fun cruising through the twisties with jess, until I
kept pushing to get some minutes in front of jess, and he backed off,
because he can at this point. I can't.
Super fun day.
One more. One more.
at 5:21 PM