I rode the Hotter ‘N Hell Hundred Saturday, and i finished the ride under my own power, not in an ambulance or in a truck. That was my goal…just to finish. Inside i wish i had done it a lot faster. It took me 9 hours, which is really slow (for some context Luke and Geoff did it in 5). 100 was more miles then i was ready for, but im glad i did it…finishing felt really good!
There were 12000 participants (thus, lots of shaved legs and tight pants…), its crazy seeing that many people lined up on the street getting ready to ride. The race is started by a cannon and an air force fly over (after that the start is a bit anticlimactic…it takes 30 minutes to get everybody started, so you kind of end up waiting around for a while).
The ride was good. miles 0-60 were great, 60-100 not so much…i spent a lot of time at the rest stations where lots of nice people gave you cold water and food…kind of made it hard to want to get back on the bike!
K, here are some pictures: