Monday, April 02, 2007
Whew. Ouachita. That was hard.
The Ouachita Challenge was certainly the most difficult bike race, or perhaps even ride, I've ever done so far. There was excitement, fear, frustration, thrills, mind numbing fatigue, humor, camaraderie, and finally a most welcome finish. Consequently, even though I was thinking time trials were starting to sound fun in comparison (while i was out there), the folks at the Ouachita Challenge can rest assured that I'm going to try and come back next year. It was a great win to have, but more importantly, I met some wonderful new people and got to strengthen ties with some other excellent folks like Dan and Stacey plus Danielle and Bonnie's slingshot crew. Thank you Rob, Dennis, Josh, Squirrel, CVO and Jeff for helping me figure out what I needed carry, prepare my bike and just all your help this weekend. I couldn't have done it without you. I mean, who knew one should carry a tube even tho you were riding tubeless tires? :) I took a few pics, but not many.