They did a better job than I could telling the basic story......now for the drama!
I got there @ 9:00 am and parked in the first parking lot to the right. Unloaded the bike and walked up the the ranger's station to register, only to find out I was at the wrong parking lot. Oh well, I'll just ride down to the next lot on the bike, register and check things out. I told a few guys parked around me that we need to go down two lots to register and they invited me to ride down in the car and dumbass me got in with them....bike shoes and all. We get to the lot and it is full, so the driver lets us out and drove off, back to the first lot! I register and warm up by walking back to my bike. I figure if this is all that goes wrong today, I'm good to go!
I get the mud out of my cleats and roll to the start area, meeting wolfpack on the way. We get started a tad after 10:00 am at a good clip. I just did not want to get dropped on the first hill! Not to far along a buddy dropped a chain and we (me and another guy) pulled over to wait till he got rolling again. Saw wolfpack again and headed in to Clover, SC