Today my bike got a new name. "The Tank" on my successful sub 6 hour 160km run I met the largest nastiest dog you ever did see who wanted me for breakfast. In my attempts to avoid said Dog I ran right into a pile of steel tubing sending me and the bike into the pavement. Amazingly the ONLY thing that was damaged was... the placement of the controls on the handlebars! I just had to stop, rearrange them and off I went. I'm sure the Rockshox took a direct hit but those things are so solid all they sustained was a paint chip.
Oh yes... and I broke my personal record for 100 miles. 5 hours and 44 minutes So... Dog or no crash or no I still did it. 8 months of training was worth it. You can ride a sub six hour century ona 16kg mtb - it just takes a lot of training. On to next week and an attempt at 5:35 for the same.