Cancelled due to heavy fog at the top of the course at the entrance to High Point State Park after about 78 riders had finished. Pcad was rider #106. Drat. Understandable, visibility at the park entrance was literally <100 feet, it was pea soup fog, and the cars couldn't see the cyclists. Race organizers had no real choice in my view.
Me and some of the DKNY boys went for a 17 mile consolation spin and a good time was had by all. Oh well. Boy was I ready this year. With any luck they'll re-schedule the race for mid June and I'll be eschewing Twinkies, doing hill repeats and getting increasingly emaciated until that time.
My conversation with the race official at the start:
Pcad: I come here for the humiliation and Self Loathing, what do I get out of this now?
Official: If it helps, I think you suck.
Pcad: Thanks, but it's not the same.
Here's how much I enjoy cycling: I showed up for this race I've trained for all year feeling great, all warmed up and ready to rip up that hill, was very disappointed it got cancelled and I still had a great time hanging with the boys, soaking up the whole TT scene and doing a nice spin in the countryside around there. God help me I do love this sport.