Anyone here ride in this one? I rode it along with my 3 team mates. I had what turned out to be far fetched plans of making 300 miles in this one. That was before I discovered the two inclines/hills we had to traverse each 3.5 mile lap.
I made fairly decent time in the over night portion of the ride, logging 101.5 miles by 3AM, but after the 2 hour storm delay at 3:30 it was time for breakfast...neither me or my team mates were in a hurry to get back out there on the now wet roads but we sooner or later did so but the day portion of the ride was not as kind to me...I soon realised a goal of 200 miles was probably the best I could hope for... well, I made it to 162.2 miles before my team & I decided to call it done with 2 hours remaining in the ride as they once again closed the course for i think lightning for a short time. Durring the afternoon portion of the ride, my feet had begun to cause me serious trouble so much so that I attempted to switch out my pedals for platforms vs my clip in's...problem was, the mechanic on duty could not get my existing pedals free for the life of him. So I had to go back out there again with the same painfull problem. Turns out the course did not stay closed very long, but we were already packing to leave. I don't imagine I would have made much more than 20 more miles in the last 2 hours had we stayed for it as my feet definately were not agreeing. Also my crank arms had begun to clunk & creak with every pedal stroke like tiny stones in a blender for the last 30 miles.
Maybe someone here rode this ride & happened to pass me by & or heard my clunking/creaking crank arms