Quickie update from the Mondo Cafe here in Moab - the RimRide was a blast...and made even more epic by yet another storm of the century. Whoever said Moab is a desert is just plain wrong! At least on race day...
Turnout was good - around 30 folks didn't let the weather dampen enthusiasm and met at Lion's park before 6am for a dark start. Lots of SSers were in the mix, and some folks were carring an amazing amount of gear too. Marco showed up with a big pack and winter bivy! I wonder if he used it?
The course is amazing. Tough but amazing. Rim ride is a good name for the race cause you always are riding to or on some canyon rim. I did take some pics out there and will post 'em up later. One set of pictures was during a rare "moment" in racing...stay tuned.
In the end, Chris Fox came across first and I was 14 minutes behind him. We rode together most of the day and I gained a lot of respect for him - he's a full-on heads up rider. If you only know him through his blog you prolly don't know him.
A big SS contingent (I think) filled spots 4-8. Scott Sportsman, Chris Plesko, Ed Ellinger, and Dave C all put in great rides. I wonder how much walking they did in GBR?
More stories to come. Today it's a little recovery spin on Porc rim before heading home.