The start is less than thirty minutes from my house, so my friend Dennis and I planned to leave around 9am for a 10am start. Aaron was volunteering for the race so he left around 7:30. I started seeing a lot of facebook buzz about I-80 being closed. Then Aaron called to confirm that and said I would have to take the back road. I should mention that temperatures decided to be sub-freezing and there were random, heavy snow squalls in the area. However, Dennis and I stuck to our plan to leave at 9 and still got there in plenty of time since we knew the back road. They did delay the start by half an hour to allow for some late arrivals. I could not believe how much snow had fallen there because there was nothing at my house!
Packet pick up was a snap and we had time to kill. So we hung out in the car for a while. We spotted our friend Sayard and took the photo op!
|Dennis, Me, Sayard|
|And we're off!|
|Preview Two Weeks Out|
|Out of the Tunnel, Into the Mud|
|My awesome friends kicking some A!|