Monday, September 1, 2008
Shenandoah 100 2008
This was the 10th anniversary of the Shenandoah 100 mile MTB race. It has really evolved into the big event in this area. It now has 550 racers and tons and tons of volunteers. It is really a friendly race, with great aid station support, good homemade French Fries afterwards and thick toliet paper in the portajohns.
The start was huge. I got to wake up moments before to get a pic. It was nice not racing, but I sure would of liked to be riding in the woods. I saw so many friends out there and got to use the cowbell . It was so amazing to see people who have more than enough ability drop out and then people who have lots of heart and soul finish despite their lack of preparation or troubles. And to see people with $7,000 bikes be unhappy and then see the girl with the 15 year old POS just smiling. Its nice to see competition as an observer for a change. I'm still holding to my idea that bike races are kinda boring to watch and so much more fun to participate.
Good job to Churtle and Eatough for big Wins.