Sunday, September 23, 2007

Vermont 50

not being able to race this year's vermont 50 is a real bummer. the race sold-out in less than 25mins, 825 slots. i was out riding, found myself running late, home at 725p, registration opened at 7pm, figured it was plenty of time. no dice. sold-out. all done. crazy. my pleas for late entrance to no avail, i'm not venting here, mike silverman does a great job w/this event, has handled the onset of immense popularity from mtnbikers in a way befitting his vision for the event.

the course lures us. 8000 feet of climbing over 50miles of quiet dirt roads, tremendous singletrack, stunning views, and plenty of challenge. by this time of the season, plenty of base in the legs, the 50 feels as much like an xc as it does an endurance event, it's truly the best of both. the best race i've ever done, one i hope to do again. and again. and the proceeds all go to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport, no prize money here.

different subject. blogging. i haven't been doing it very much, am kinda done w/it to a certain extent. when i read earlier posts, they seem to be written by someone else, they do not do the experience justice, they are almost always unedited first drafts and sloppy at best. i'm feeling a move is in order, an excuse to make (big) changes to what i'm posting online.

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At 9/25/2007 10:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not to late to enter the pain cave and run it

 
At 9/26/2007 12:57 PM, Blogger Thom P. said...

Whatchoo talkin' about Whitty?

Your posts are some of the best around, a perfect blend of painful truth and poetry.

 

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