This weekend, my DH and I did the No Frills 55 mile endurance race located in Star Tannery, VA. This ride is the first leg of the Old Dominion Triple Crown. The ride is notorious not only for challenging trail, but for the worst weather imaginable (generally snow or sleet or cold monsoonal rain). This year mother nature smiled upon us with perfect spring weather: sunny, light breeze, temps in the low 70s! For the first time ever, I was able to appreciate the scenery, as it had always been covered in clouds or fog the other years I have ridden here.
All vetted in, so nothing left but to nap:
Chasing the sunrise:
Some really nice trail:
With amazing views thanks to the great weather:
No missing the infamous OD rocks though:
Normally this is a swamp crossing:
More fun trail:
Some video (unfortunately I forgot to clear the memory card on the helmet cam before the ride, so quickly filled it and had to resort to using the hand held camera to video again):
No Frills 55 mile endurance ride - YouTube
At the end of the day, DH and I placed 2nd and 3rd.
Next ride will be a CTR in mid-may as a prep for the OD 100!