Friday, September 17, 2010


Tomorrow morning at 10 am, the cannon will blow and we'll be off down Main Street Hayward through the woods on the Birkie trail, crosseyed and out of breath-- on the verge of cramping the entire way... I can't wait. I'm excited. Last time I did the 40 was in 2007 at 26. Now, I'm old... 29---- time to get moving. ha!

Today was pretty eventful- after a long easy morning of icing my leg and having a cuppa coffee (and of course having some pumpkin cookies...), I headed up to Teleworld to cruise on the Superfly- pick up my #, and eat some grub with some good friends!

This weekend is always so awesome. Food, friends, mountain biking everything. I'm realizing one of the best things about the race is that it includes everyone. I have my "elite" friends where we all talk tactics, tire pressure/selection, fuel, etc etc... then there are all of the other people who will be happy to just finish- those who are trying to beat their time from last year-- or eat as many doughnut holes as possible.... the local Co-op donates 10,000 doughnut holes. I'm going to eat at least 30 tomorrow.

Some photos from the day: Ken from Trek! Setting up the Superfly that will FLY tomorrow. :) Thanks to Ken and Chris Shaw for your support this weekend! Next... you'll see the registration operation that accommodates 2,500 racers in only 4 hours--> Talk about STREAMLINE. Balla. One minor thing, I need to get my bib #'s for tomorrow! My pack didn't have the numbers... my bad for registering LATE! boo! Last-- since the Lodge is closed-- they ended up with a big TENT! it's huge! :) Well done.

Here are a couple photos from 2007! My pa, me and The PHAT man himself, Gary Crandall! 2 of my fav people! :) Next to them, you see my dad's handi work pre race. He used to do course set up for the 40 and they always seemed to have some extra time to set up the mannequins legs in some precarious position! This, by far was my favorite.... just beats out the time they put the legs in the middle of a huge mud puddle a number of years ago! :)

Big day tomorrow!
time to hit the haaaaaaaaayyyyyy stack! haha!


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