Wednesday, July 27, 2011

15- Really?

In a couple weeks I'll be riding in my 15th rendition of the 24 Hours of Great Glen. I'm not 100% sure about this, but I think that may be a record of some sort. The only race I've missed was the original, and I'm not sure if all of the first year riders are still racing. Maybe I'll get a cupcake out of the deal!

Anyway I am teaming up with JJ and a couple other miscreants and riding in the 4 person team category this year. The solo gig is fun, but it isn't racing (at least at my fitness level) it was more go out and ride a bunch and just survive, oh and sleeping is ok.

This year I'm coming in with the worst fitness I've had in quite awhile, so I'm hoping course knowledge and 20+ years of racing experience will help me through so I don't hold up the rest of the team too badly! With that said I am really starting to get excited for the race and to hang out with old and new friends and just enjoy the weekend. It truly is the highlight of my summer each year.

So for those who find this blog as they search for information about the 24HOGG- here is my advice- sign up and have a blast. For those who are already signed up- I look forward to riding with you in a couple weeks! For everyone else- ride on.