Maybe now that I am back home in Arizona desert I will finally have a chance to dry up and give you my take on Single Speed USA. Maybe not. I have a ton of pictures and video that I will attempt to organize in some way over the next few days. For now, you will just have to settle for a couple highlights
I decided few weeks ago that DC should sponsor the half way aid station during the race. I wanted to spice thing up a little, and show the east coast how drunkcyclist gets down. So I came up with the “40 for 40 Challenge”. I hunted down a case of St. Ides 40oz beers (no easy task in northern Vermont) and had them waiting at the half way mark with the rest of the refreshments. I announced that I would give a $40 bar tab at the after party to the first 3 people who could finish a 40oz and finish the race.
The lead group came through a lot faster than anybody expected and everybody stopped to have a beer with me, except for the guy with the Power Tap, he didn’t get it. This guy named Montana came through and drank the 40 with such ease that I sent another one up to the next aid station on course as a joke to see if he would consider drinking it. Word on the street is that he never hesitated and downed the second one just as fast…and still finished near the front
The lead pack of riders dispatched of the first three 40’s so fast that I felt obligated to extend the preme to 4 bar tabs. It then became a race within a race between a handful of riders which included a pirate, a guy dressed as Wonder Woman and a dude in his underware. Somewhere on course, the underware guy made the pass and took the final bar tab. Here are the four champions:
The party at the finish got good and rowdy as things tend to do any time you have a couple of kegs in the woods. I will save the details for later on this week. But for now, I leave you with this:
keep it dirty…by