There are plenty of race reports on my teammates websites HERE and HERE.
I’ll just say that the race was brutal. I didn’t fare as well as I did last year but I’m not bummed about it. The house we stayed at was awesome and had a pool table and hot tub. What else do you need after killing yourself in a race like that? Sick weekend all around.
A long time ago in a galaxy far away I had some survey work on this route.
My father in law rode in it last year but we couldn’t this year on account of a wedding downstate.
Home is close, Saratoga county close and it was close this week to becoming my reality again. However, brain beats heart and we’re staying put.
We’ve both put a lot into our work here and both have the sort of jobs you retire at 50 from now. And the closer I get to 40 I’m appreciating how little time I have left to invest.
Home will be there in the future and its a scant 3.5 hour drive from here. In fact this weekend is Maple in April and we’ll be taking the train north to Thurman station to ride our bicycles back to Hadley again.