From my perspective next to the bike stand, it was a fairly uneventful 24 hours...that's actually a good thing. Except for a flat, some minor adjustments and lots of computer issues we only had to put 1 bike down. It was on life support as we frantically tried to get the old and much neglected road bike back out on the track. But in the end, it's injuries included a broken chain and 2 failing shifters, and those were just too critical. Luckily for the rider, someone had an extra bike to loan them for the rest of the race (thanks Sharon).
Big shout out to Kirk Johnson for his help wrenching. We worked in tandem to keep the 2 four-person RAAM teams up and running, all while tending to the other riders at the event. Yes, I was double booked, but it all worked out great. I had a blast! I love this event. Here are some pics...
|getting ready for the start with my one of many cups o'coffee|
|mass start...yes, that is a runner and not someone looking for their bike|
|new this year, kid category...Max Meredith did 21 laps!!|
|couple shots of RAAM members coming around|
|here I am working...just in case you thought it was all relaxing|
|my buddies Dave and Heather Lein took top 2-person, good job!|
If you'd like more info on the race, go to www.24hoursforhank.org/events.html