The Vermont 50 2009
- Hours of sleep - Pretty much zero
- Cups of coffee - Not quite one
- Gear - 33 X 19
- Precip - 100%
- Tires - Bontrager XR1s 1.9
- Flats fixed - 1
- Flats ridden on for 3 miles - 1
- Time on bike - 5:21
- Result - 7th?
When I say pretty much zero sleep, I mean zero sleep. I can neither hear nor write. The report is forthcoming, suffice it to say, it was just about the hardest damn day on the bike I've ever had.
As far as what I know about the race in a more objective sense, Jesse Jakomait won in about 4:45, followed by Will Letendre, Jeff Whittingham, some guy who sounded German, Stephen Humphreys, some other guy who I don't know (yet), and me. Peter Ostroski made a charge from the back (he'd started with the young guys, maybe two minutes back), he ripped his derailleur off, turned his bike into a single speed, his drivetrain detonated and he had to scoot/coast his bike in...three minutes behind me. This proves that Peter Ostroski is so fast he could beat me while riding a Razor Scooter. Proves it..definitively. With science.
Check back soon ya hear.