Allow me to introduce myself, I go by 40 Hands, and have been added to the list of fine folk who contribute to this site. Missoula is my home, but only for the next five days, come next week I’m headed to Fort Collins to get a masters. I’m not quite sure what I have to offer as a contributor to the site, but I do plan to do plenty of racing and riding throughout the Montana/Idaho/Colorado/Oregon area this summer, so there will be racing/riding reports. Come fall I might start rambling on about the life of a grad student who is trying to avoid the real world, and will be dealing with the daily debate of school versus bikes.
In the short term I’m headed out to the fine town of Rapelje, MT for Montana’s first, only, and best 24 Hour race. Jonny was kind enough to post my report from last years event, which was cancelled after 8 hours when a storm of biblical proportions swept through town. All are hoping the rains don’t come this weekend, and the recent tornado that touched down in Billings, was a freak one-time incident. My plan is to race in the solo SS category, and enjoy my final weekend with a bunch of great friends. And yes, there will be beer.by