My weekend was awesome. Cant say enough about the event, the staff and the route. Even the t shirt is kick ass. I thought the dirty dano t shirt was the best swag shirt out, but the cotton on this fools gold tee feels sooooooooo good...LOL
Anyhow, Friday? Jack rabbit. Wow, skatepark like groomed trails with a lil huff and puff. Big wall ride banks and huge moguls to hop if your so inclined.
Friday afternoon, Unicoi with murf, peb and the gang, another fun time, just love riding in the mountains.
SAturday, I wanted to do what I called an Eco tour of the route. So I took off at the back, but not before long, I was hammering all gonzo like. Eventually round mile 21 my legs started cramping. Cramps so bad it felt like the muscles were squeezing my thigh bones. The cramps never stopped for the rest of the day. I was still having as much fun as possible of course, just pedaling became a real problem at mile 35. All I could do was kinda walk cause my knee muscles were locked up, and then descend, but careful on the descents, missing clipping in was a symphony of cramps.
At mile 42, with such *ty forward progress on my outlook I disqualified myself for pitiful forward progress and hitched a ride. I still saw all but 3 miles of the course and I still had the best time ever.
Long fire road, rocky gnar, sick bermed single track, huge jumps and wall rides, what else can you ask for!
I will be back next year to remove my DNF, LOL, plus I loved every minute of it, finished the weekend with a total of 70 mountain miles!
Thanks Scott and Pariah, and murf and peb and their friend yall are the coolest.
AND YES, best pizza ever was at that place saturday night, I wanna move to Helen just for that...