Pause,....go back in time again,...all those damn MASS races used to put up these virtual tours of the courses, and as you click from pic to pic, you realize,...well,..there ain't much there. But then we went that route for a year or two and posted a bunch of pics up for Iron Masters. I remember clicking on the pics of Graves Ridge and thinking,..."Holy SH$$$$$T!",.... "That's Money!"
So back at the scene, this is gonna' be "THAT" race. You'll either come back every year, or we won't ever see you again. And then there is the forecast,...fitty percent chance of T-storms!
Michaux has always been epic. But take the hardest thirty-something miles of your life, add a few thunderstorms on rocks that haven't seen water in weeks,...and you have an EPIIIIIIIIIIIIIC!!!$$$
An epic brings out the boys,.... the boys being the guys that if you end up riding with them, behind them, or lucky enough to drop them, you'll be okay with that! So the point is, here are some rocks you'll see. Just add a little mornin' dew and a good thunderstorm, and begin to visualize yourself as "That Guy."
Last race of the year for the Cakes! They'll be leaving it all out on the trail,...and afterwards,...on the tailgates.
See you in the woods!
|Nate at the end of Mackey.|
|A quick view before Mackey,...Photo by Wrenchy.|
|The Tractor on Mackey,...photo by McMillar??|
|Old School Tech Climb on Mo',...Photo by Mc Millar|
|MBMer on Southern Gas,...the Cupcake surprise!|
|Lola,...pointing out where the name came from.|
|Lola guiding B through Virginia|
|Frank's rib donation spot.|
|Lola still making sure B knows the way.|