Jen "OF COURSE I'm gonna make it!" Deep was a great travel companion, who also takes great pix.
We met up with Steven Thompson from Big Pig Racing.
Who looks like this when he's not frozen in statue form:
Jen did her first full-on long and rocky MTB race:
She & Dennis navigated the many valleys of death together.
Thanks to pre-ride tips from Steven..
I was able to stay upright for the most part and win a trophy. Well, as the only woman, they congratulated me for the win at the start, but I was happy to pass a few men and earn 4th overall. Steven came back from a busted seat post to single-speed it to 2nd overall. We were both pleased.
Steven has a keen eye for perfect sunset watching locations, so we won at that too.
Tour de Lizard: Great venue, challenging course, fun folks.