Another amazing Event!
|The Scene driving in to the Burn 24, Nice!|
|There I am, white shirt and cap|
|Jeff setting a fast pace.|
|TFKT Crew 2nd! Whodathunkit???|
My gaze shifted to the bike and I began to walk over toward it. THANK GOD! There was a 2nd bike with #72 sitting next to it. They were not out riding. I saw some guys sitting there and introduced myself. The were done and showered…said they could not even sit on the bike…I know the feeling. So, we had 2nd locked up and I ended up showering, breaking down my tent and nearly completing getting packed up all in the time it took Jeff to cruise in on a 51 minute final lap.
Another great Burn24 and a nice way to finish off my events here in NC as I now look ahead to my inevitable move to NorCal.
I did lose my lunch (or Infinite anyway) on the trail (only once), but did not loose it after the post race meal (unlike last year).
I actually pulled in the faster lap. Sure, we all know Jeff is faster than me, and this played a role in my early cramping issues (that and the heat), which eventually led to me pulling the slowest lap, but hey, let’s focus on the positive.
|Yes, this guy podiumed...again!|
|Laura representing the Triad.|
Finally met Mrs BikeTriad herself, Laura Mulchahy.
It was nice to meet her, her husband and a crew from G’bro H’ing The F.U. & getting it done. ;)
Picked up a nice pit spot next to Kip, Alex, Stranix and crew. They blew away the 40+ 3-5 person male team. Congrats to them, Mike and Andy for their podium finish (coed due) and all other Trianglites who showed up to represent. Congrats! Finally, big thanks to Jeff for being one heck of a partner. Not only did he consistantly ride fast laps, his encouragement and his food that I ate when he was out riding, really kept me going. Thanks Jeff!