Jul 072009

Facing the Wall
Mile 516.8 to Mile 576.5

GRR course mark

GRR outbound course mark

I was up with the alarm, dressed, packed, and back up the street to Susanville control by 4:30. There were still a few riders hanging around when I arrived, though as I suspected, most who had spent the night left already.… Read the rest

Jul 062009

This Can’t Be the Same Route
Mile 449.3 – Mile 516.8

Even as I left Adin, I knew I wasn’t all there. I rode very, very slowly, so as not to get too far if I needed to turn around. Wind was light and swirling: it felt hot when it was behind me, and cooling when it came around in front.… Read the rest