Friday, September 21, 2012
On to Mullinax and Squirrel Gap. Squirrel is a fun trail, but I had to take it slow. It was hot and muggy down in the little coves and I was not feeling great. I assumed that my race was over, because anytime my heartrate went up, I started feeling bad. I kept eating and drinking though, hoping that I would feel better. Up Horsecove, and down funnel top, I was able to pass about 4 people and held them off while I climbed up to Buckhorn gap, passing a few more. Up and over Buckwheat, I rode more on the decent than I did last year, cool. Then came the gravel road down to the horse stables, no one caught me, cool. I hit the rest stop hot, and ready to be done. Got some coke, water, lube and a gel. The rest stop staff was lightning fast, 20 seconds or less.
Tomorrow, is the last stage, 40 miles including the Laurel/ Pilot trails. This is my favorite stage. We even get 6 miles of pavement to start us off!!
Tomorrow: Stage 5
Posted by Stephen at 5:48 PM