“Well, it’s done. I started in the last corral so I didn’t expect much. I find that my attitude the day of a race has a lot to do with my performance. I was in a great mood and feel like I did pretty ok. The Columbine and all the flats went well. My biggest challenge was the traffic at the start and the powerline climb. My final time was 10:43. People keep telling me congrats and it’s getting a bit embarrassing. Yes I finished, but I didn’t win, far from it! Bike people will understand the level of effort put forth. Everyone else usually gets a bit confused as to why they are congratulating my when I didn’t win anything. If I could give anyone a bit of advice, do a qualifier. It’s a way to move closer to the front. That will give you a decent chance at sub 9 hrs and getting the big buckle. Scenery pics are from a couple days prior on training rides.
Max elevation 12458’ish
Elevation climbing 11555’ish