Great to have a couple of Mootsies in the event. Lobeck seems to have a hurt ankle, Tracy keeps on-keeping on....
I'm on it like white on rice!
They seem to be getting faster every year! Is it just me, or is there no "start list" for 2012 ?
No sign of ledgend Matthew Lee, or last years thrillers Kurt Refsnider or epic-single-speeder Jefe Branham.
Hope Eric's ankle isnt too serious, will be keeping my eye on his dot. :)
Well I was at the start, but the first damn night I got soaked and was cold to the core. All of my clothes including my down coat and sleeping bag were ringing wet. I had the worst night of my life - shaking so bad. In the morning I loaded my gear up and tried to ride, but I was shaking so bad I knew it wasn't a smart move. It was snowing hard and I had to go over a 5 mile snow hike-a-bike to get to the top of the pass so I made a decision to drop out. A real piss poor showing on my part...
Here's a pic of the morning, which it all day.
I had the pleasure of meeting Erik, we talked a little before the start and I knew I wouldn't see him again. Great guy!
Kurt is on a tandem this year with Caroline and their name on tracker is: Babe_th_Blue_Tandem
No ML this year at the start.
Here's a couple of videos of the starting area:
Courtesy of Crazy Larry
Maybe this will work to show the morning snow
Maybe this will work to show the morning snow:
Nice! Thanks for the pics and the insight. Looks like the early days of the event were messy!!!
Seems Erik might be stopped and nursing an ankle injury. After looking through the pics on the TD forum I can see why....steep side-hike-a-bike sections in the snow....ouch.
Hopfully he can rally and keep moving....however a "W" is now gone.
Erik trained his legs off for this event and I had him (in my mind) as going for the win this year. He hasn't officially "Scratched"....time will tell.
We hope to see him rolling down Elk River Road in Steamboat!
Yep Erik was my pick to win it this year.
He must have tweaked it pretty bad.
I haven't seen or heard anything about him dropping so maybe he can get moving. Fingers crossed.
Weird that it has not shown up....have news from his wife that he pulled the plug.
Colorado Trail Race????hmmm....
He needs to take his fitness and readiness somewhere!
Shame about Eric. Maybe 2013 will bring him better luck.
Good news that Tracy is still going, she checked in as A-Ok.
It looks like the leaders will be passing through Steamboat in the next day or so. If I'm reading it right, so far they're on track to bust the record!
Looks like Tracy B. "Girl on a Moots" spent the night at the Mothership.
Yep, we had Tracy in town for a quick stay. Photos and video coming....
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