photo cred: Icon Media AshevilleI'm a little bummed to miss out on the monsoon conditions at the Pisgah 55.5k the day after the 111k, but I got up before 6:00AM, tore down my #vanlife, and drove home. I then proceeded to work for about five hours on getting my bike and gear sorted for the Trans-Sylvania Epic.
And just like that, I'm on my way to Central PA tomorrow for the TSE. Good lawd. Eight years in a row. How the time flies.
Of course, I've only finished six of the seven I've been to the event. Broke my butt on Enduro™ Day a couple years ago. My butt feels fine now, but my feels still hurt, as that's the only stage race I've ever DNFed at since I started doing them in 2004. I've done so many at this point, I don't even wanna bother trying to count them. Let's just call it a "shit load."
I've got an excellent chance at a mediocre performance amongst this group of ding dongs.
Of course, there's me.
So there you have it. I can see myself anywhere from a lucky stage podium due to a bunch of others having a bad day or somewhere much closer to last place. It's really gonna come down to whom amongst us cares the least about performance... and that's gonna be the real race to watch anyways.
Looking forward to limited access to the internet, seclusion from the outside world, porch beers with friends, incredible trails, and an endless supply of noxious fart gases... EAGLE!!!