Race Prep

race-prep-tahoe I worked from home this morning. My wife and I drove up to Lake Tahoe to pick up my race packet. It was her first time up here, and we decided to stay at a hotel further south along the lake. To our dismay we realized the hotel we booked was at the state line where the beautiful tranquility of trees and nature give way to casinos and strip malls. We promptly cancelled our reservation and drove back up to the north side of the lake, booking at a much nicer, and not to mention closer, hotel.

I got the #1 plate again. They must assign everyone alphabetically, but still, it's pretty cool to hold the #1 spot. I was just in time to catch the tail end of the racer's meeting at Northstar, where afterwards I was able to say hi to Dave Weins, six-time champion of the Leadville 100. Super nice guy. I had the chance to pre-ride the Tahoe course with him last year.

Gotta get settled and into bed. It was a long and stressful day of tying up loose ends with work and driving for more than several hours. Hope all the rest I took this week counts for something.