Well I'm home. It was an experience from start to end. Meeting all those from MTBR and Bloggerland at the prerace meeting, riding with Ira and Brian off the front at the start, outsprinting dogs on a flat tire, chicken and blue gatorade at a gas station, multiple river crossings in the darkness and cleaning every hill in the race even the sickly steep ones while cracked in the final miles. To all those I rode with throughout the day, thanks a bunch. Extra special thanks to Joe and Brian for all the conversation out there about everything from serious discussion about raising children to mile after mile of dreaming about eating bacon for breakfast.
As Marni posted and is now official, I was 2nd SS and 6th overall in just over 27 hours. I'm very pleased with how the race went although there was definitely suffering in the last couple hours after I finally cracked from trying to chase down 1st SS. Great ride out there Joe K, I couldn't reel you in.
The trip home was less awesome. My flight from Rochester was late so I missed my connection to Denver. Slept (sort of) in the airport after being awake for 45 hours straight and finally made it home today. Thanks for everyone who left comments on all the blogs. I got to read them on Dave Nice's computer after the race before I drove back to the airport.
Hopefully the full report can come tomorrow.