2013 has wrapped up and what a year it was for everybody! But you don't want to hear about the good stuff that the team did this year so I'm going to sum the year up in the four worst rides that we had this year! (and depending on the angle you look at it these may be the best rides as well!)
Almost every Saturday throughout the winter Kenny, Corianne, and Andy went on a road ride for as long as we stayed slightly warm, once we start getting getting chilled we would go for another 30 minutes and then call it a day. We are usually smart and stay relatively close to the car, the day we decided to venture out of our safety net it was also temps in the teens the coldest we ventured out yet. What could go wrong?! A 15 mph headwind showing up out of nowhere and being 20 miles away from your car. We tried our best to tough it out but had to finally give in and walk into a sheetz and be a greeter to all the customers for fifteen minutes while we regained some feeling in our extremities. Of course we didn't have cash but we had no shame standing inside the door in our our leggings and full winter gear.
Rody probably has a lot of favorite memories of this past race year. I'm guessing one of his favorite is also our #4 worst ride, with the simple sentence of "Everyone will be riding the over under every lap" groans from everybody at the start line. Kenny did win husband of the day award by going back out with Corianne for her last lap in the rain
You can read the full story here on the Mohican 100 blog report. But needless to say almost bonking three hours into a 100 mile race will scar you for a long time. While it was rough it was still quite an accomplishment to finish it!
This race contained literally Rain, Snow, Sleet and a temperature that never went above thirty degrees. It was the best and worst all at the same time...main reason for the #1 spot is it was the only time this year that I had my front derailleur stop working because of the ice build up on it, so the only solution was to urinate on it, and anytime you have to dis-respect your equipment and give it a golden shower you are not in a good place!
2013 was a great year made a lot of new friends and looking forward to great rides with everyone in the future! Now it's time to dig out the winter gear and start prepping for 2014...