Race day was kind of a bummer. I usually schedule myself to work that day, so I can ride in and then ride around the Parkway during the race. I work right on Logan Circle, which is one end of the course. And of course race day is guaranteed by God Hisownself to be the best weather of the year, so I always look forward to it.
But the Monday before the race I got right-hooked and ended up with some cracked and bruised ribs, so I was off the bike (still am, but I may try it later this week).
I still had to work on race day, so it was quite distressing to actually drive (ick) into town and cross the course wearing street clothes. I felt like an outsider or something. But I did see a good bit of the race.
I'm no racer, but I swear next year I'm going to get up early and ride the course before the event starts.