Caravanned with Dave and Linda up to Ponca Saturday. Lots of construction on I-29, about 2hrs drive. Saw lots of water in the fields but the trail was cool. Needed to work balance on some climbs but everything was rideable if you had what it takes. I didn't.
Climbed everything to the first road crossing then down, down, down and walked the triple step and a handful of other climbs. Later laps added more walking. Finished with four laps in about 2.5 hours. Got to see the cat 1 bullettrain go by, they are scarey fast.
Thanks to the guys and gals putting on the race. I didn't stay for the results but everything went well from my point of view.
I forget how beautiful Ponca is. Though it kicked my butt, it was a good trip. Quit early enough to beat the 2 pm closing of the coffee shop in Ponca. Good Italian sub and rhubarb pie for recovery.
Went home hwy 77 to 275. Took about 10 minutes longer but a lot less traffic. Down to 1 lane at a town because they were pumping water across the road.
Thanks to all the BMCC members who made the trip up and represented. Ryan was flying in the Marathon, he lapped me twice and would of 3 times if I didn't pull the plug early. I think he may have lapped the field. Brian, Dave N., Dave M., Dan, Todd, and at least one more were seen as well.