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I am constantly impressed with the friends I have made in this community, through racing & riding.
By mile 8 I was ready to quit and claim my first DNF ever. I was dead last, every other woman had passed me.
I reeled in one woman on a long climb...we chatted about our kids, about how we were happy to just be out riding and doing our thing.
I caught up to Jill and told her I was feeling better...her plan was to just ride her own ride, she didn't care where she ended up results-wise...that approach made way more sense to me than DNFing. It's not every day I get to ride such beautiful, scenic, challenging trails
At the ten/twenty-five mile split, Jill and I agreed to ride & finish together...we stopped and ate our bars, stretched a little...she assured me the rest of the loop would be much more fun. Rocky, ruthless fun.
No more mud pits, no more hub-deep bogs. Okay, I am in!
I don't even know Jill...we raced the Susquehanna Scorcher together a few years ago, she kicked my ass at Ludwig's cross in '06, and we were on a group ride together at Belmont this winter...that is the extent of our acquaintance.
So, I had one of my favorite, most challenging rides ever today with a girl I hardly know...
That place is nooooo joke! And I am far too pummeled to divulge anything else tonight...