KTR finished. What else can I say? The day went off despite a hitch and we all got our beautiful ride in the desert. I don't think I've had such a day on the bike. The usual highs and lows were there. The last two climbs saw me shelled but never thinking of quiting. Tears finally came descending the penultimate climb and were welcome as the last 2 big races have left no way for that to happen. My mind is so strong right now but I think I need to be careful not to let it push my body too far. There is a breaking point somewhere and I'm not sure I want to find it.
The details will come later as I'm excited to tell some of the stories from the trail. I think I came in 7th, 15:20 worth of riding time. Even more fun than that was rolling into a full parking lot at 11pm authorites and all, then suiting up and riding 142 miles and 15k+ elevation with some of the best people I've ever and never met.
As for the title...well if you were standing at the start of Mary's Loop on Friday May 18th, 2007 just before midnight I'm sure you understand :)