Excellent event. Seemed very organized. The route was good, the weather was nice (some wind, but otherwise great) and lunch hit the spot. Dan, SteveO, Chris and I rolled out with the 100 mile group. Chris was busy filming everything, so I'm really looking forward to his report.
Without a bunch of "team reel" buddies, I ended up hanging with Chris and the DNA boys for most of the ride. Those guys are cool, we need to invite them on more rides (like the HBE loop I missed.) And Chris promised to start up the Tour de Food soon!
(What happened to Tom's PR post? I was going to add something...)
Another incredible year, what a fun day! First off, a huge thanks to James for driving. I can't wait to see the photos.
This was my first time doing this great charity ride for the blind and I had such a great experience. It was really well ran and my turkeu burger at the end was awesome! It looked like Reel Theatre had 10 members listed but I only saw Bob and Margo, Shelly and her son Kevin Green, Brad, Eric, Ladd, and myself.
Perfect day! We didn't have as big of a crew as most years, but Rob, Eric, Brad, and I took off at 8:00 for the metric. I saw Shelley and Kevin on the same ride. Luckily no drama that I know of, no flats, no crashes, no wind, no rain. I had some friends from work sign up, so now I'm really curious how their day went.
As for the team category, we were tied for 5th with 10 riders. We were within striking distance to everybody but Jeff Larson's CBR -- he had 57!!!
Attendance at the Montana Collegiate Omnium is likely the lowest of all the NWCCC races. For the western-most schools in the conference, the drive is as much as 14 hours by car. For Boise State, it's a mere 8 hours, which is more of an average length than an anomaly. But for me, making the drive alone in less that 24 hours proved difficult. Had it not been for the fact I was the third member of the Bronco contingent, coincidentally the minimum number required for participation in the team time trial, I might have made the argument that I should not attend.
Well, not really. I just did the bike leg for a team of friends.
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