This year I am flying solo (no hubs to hang out with during the weekend), but I do have a rad team and support for race day, so that's a huge plus!
The only hard part about this race is that it doesn't happen until 4:30pm, so until then I am supposed to stay off my feet (which is harder than it sounds, especially when the number one thing I want to do is explore new single track near the house I'm staying at, and eat pastries).
So far this weekend has included:
TWO stops for Sando's at Great Harvest Bread Company where they give you free samples of bread as big as my hand :)
|Apple crunch bread with honey, still warm from the oven :)|
A pre-ride of the dry but still fun course yesterday afternoon. I did not hit the A-line drop because there was a boy on a stretcher just after it being assisted by paramedics... No thanks! Also, the Kappius wheels Brendan guilt up for me just before leaving CA are a lifesaver in the loose steep stuff. I'm so excited to shred on them tonight!
|The course winds up the ski slope through the big trees, and then back down, it's AMAZING!|
A homeless dude asking me if I am a guy or a girl... weird!
An evening picnic with them team, which consisted of mostly listening to stories of debauchery... I don't think I'm cool enough to be part of this organization!
And a glorious morning spin with a little singletrack exploring. It was hard to 'respect the wisdom of the Inuit' and not overdo, but I thoroughly enjoyed the big trees, Montana air, and green mountains all around me.
|Big trees... swoon.|
Now I'm off to read and eat a croissant... good pre race strategy... yes?