If you have nothing good to say, write it down!

Why would you piss this guy off?

Back from the Mohican 100(k) and very, very disappointed. Not with myself, so much mind you, but with what happened at the end of the race. I got lost, due to (at least what the race coordinator tells me) children who thought it would be funny to remove course tape. Well it wasn’t funny, I am not sure I believe the guy and at least five people I know of personally got lost at the exact same place at entirely different times. Me, about 5 hours and 28 minutes and 38 seconds as I went through Aid station five. Others, over six hours and the others sometime around 7 hours. Very bad way to end a day on the bike. I am positive at the point of getting lost I was in, at worst, 5th place, I do believe I was in 4th actually. I found the course set up for what I do best, climb up big gravel road climbs, fly down slightly rocky trails and just hanging on to the fast guys in the single track parts of the course. Also, I had a day where I felt precisely zero freaking pain. To top it all off, this is the SECOND race I have finished and not been in the official results, and to say I am angry about that after the terribly marked up course is an understatement.

AND TO TOP IT OFF THE GUY WHO I SPOKE WITH DIDN’T APOLOGIZE AS THOUGH IT WASN’T ANY KIND OF PROBLEM BECAUSE I GUESS I AM NOT A COOL ENOUGH RACER BOY!!!!!!

I didn’t want the glass, I don’t want the t-shirt, I don’t want the memories, I am sick of thinking about the race, I am angry that I may have been able to finish in the top ten for the first time in a long time and was (IMO) screwed out of that by a half assed marked up course and now I am not in the results AT ALL really makes me more than angry. Maybe it is hard to put on a race, I don’t know all the stuff he/she does, but the least that could be done is making sure the last turn on a course is marked….. Enough of the bad…. at least for now. I have sent then race an email and we will see what happens with my being placed in the results, I hope that they at least DNF me to show that I at least was at the race, because right now it looks like I didn’t even show up. Yeah the race sucked. I would suggest that nobody does this race EVER.

Having written that, I am debating heading back next year as I think I can do the 100(K) in under 6:30 and I would like to have a good finishing time. Maybe, it will depend on what the race organizer does about my time, and how he/she replied to my email.

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