Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler
This was my second try at the Pioneer. I signed up for the 100 miles last year, but the big climb just took too much out of me, and so I was completely done after 55. This year, I guess I trained a lot better, because I finished the whole 100 in time to get a couple more of those tasty fajitas at the end.
I expected the 45 mile loop to be easy compared to all the climbing on the 55, but I tell you it seemed like every time the course turned we were turning into the wind. I'm not quite sure how that works. You'd think somewhere in a loop the wind would have to be at your back.
But it was a great ride and the support was fantastic.