Another race under the tires , an excellent day for it.
Had a blast , met a lot of great people from every where even had a chance to try out my Spanish and French !!!
The course is brutal getting to bear mountain is the easy part .
The return to Fort Lee , another story. Saw lots of people walking not quitting determined to finish.
I passed one guy about a mile from the end asked him if he wanted to finish together , " Go for it I have nothing left ".
The police are everywhere keeping things under control , if you needed help there were support vehicles all along the course.
Already signed up for 2018.
What I considered high lights of the race,
Chatting with folks from England, riding a pace line with Colombians with there music blasting on there phones. Dancing with the Brazilians at the top of bear mountain . Finishing strong kicking myself for saving to much for the end. Attacking cheesecoat hill and flying up it.
The bad , the people on the side cramping up. Watching the look on a persons face at the 80 mile mark when they realize there race is over.
This race is a test of you and the course. A heard a lot of comments about " I can ride this any time I want ".
Of course you can it’s not the same as riding it with five thousand new friends.