Here's the overall top-five... The only surprise here is that Darin Schlake wasn't in it. Blisters on his hands were the culprit -- he ran strong for most of the race. I've got a few of those hand blisters myself today... Ouch!!!
Ridin' steel to earn even more precious metal -- My El Mariachi was awesome Sunday. I thought I might regret puttling out the hardtail for 12 laps/6 hours of Platte, but this bike proved my choice was a good one. It handled beautifully. I was stoked to see so many people on Salsas at the race too! Schlake made the debut of his new Mamasita, and man, did it look sweet! Martin was on his Mamasita. Millhouse, Fob and I were on matching El Mariachis, and there were at least a couple of blue El Mariachis out there too. Oh, and how could I forget, Emily was there on her Dos Niner. It was like a reunion of the Nebraska arm of the Salsa Amigos! Only a few marquee members were missing (paging Mr. Woodman...).
THANK YOUs go out to:
- My sponsors: Salsa Cycles, Monkey Wrench Cycles, Oakley
- Kris, Julie and the Cycle Works/Moose's Tooth crew -- you guys put on an awesome event -- thank you!
- Brock, Dock, Avey, Cornbread, Damon and all the other volunteers that helped out with the race -- thank you!
- Jesse "The Body" Petersen -- Platte doesn't get any better than it was Sunday, and that's due in large part to your handiwork and leadership. Thank you!!