Third times' a charm. I've been signed up for this race three times, this year was the first one I could make. From the race reports I heard about this race I wasn't sure what to expect. I was told, it was flat and not very scenic. My expeience was much different, and a positive one. From the start I was really into this race, it was raining, and right away we were on a two-track in the woods of the Minnesota River bottoms. While trying to pass some other riders on the left side of the double track, I got tangled in an overhanging tree branch and was on my ass before I could say "shit". I think I was breathing harder from laughing at the situation than pedaling.
|Mark flatted before the start, and four more times throughout the day|
|Mark and Mr Skogen|
|Break time at the checkpoint|
Thanks to all that helped me out. Extra special thanks to the race director and all the volunteers for putting on such a great event.