Saturday, November 4, 2006
Curse of the Crab
This afternoon I accompanied Steve to a local 6-hour mountain bike race at Lake Crabtree County Park, Curse of the Crab, where he competed as a solo rider. The race ran from 3:00 in the afternoon until 9:00 at night and while clear sunny skies dominated the first couple of race laps, once the sun went down it got pretty chilly, reaching the 30s very quickly! Despite that, Steve pressed on, completing six laps on the roughly seven-mile course. It was great to get out and catch up with some biking friends I hadn't seen in a while due to my surgery, and I really enjoyed being able to step back from competition for a change to socialize with friends and cheer Steve on this time.