April 27, 2010
Kenny’s RAWROD event is generally my favorite ride of the year. It’s a rolling party, if by rolling, you mean 100 miles of jeep road in Canyonlands National Park, and by party, you mean dragging your ass into the lunch spot, barely alive and hoping the truck shows up soon with your ice-cold Starbuck’s Double Shot Espresso can.
Which is, in fact, what I mean by both of those things.
A bunch of really fast guys opted to ride Fast Friday this year, which means they rode unsupported in a race all day Friday. I choose to pretend that Fast Friday didn’t happen. I hereby banish Fast Friday. Fast Friday is silly. In fact, why am I capitalizing it? I don’t know.
First stop was Musselman Arch, which, being inside the first 30 miles, falls into what in a marathon they call the “stupid miles.” The miles where everyone is all smiley and stuff:
I like this picture because either my pants are really low or I have a freakishly long torso. I’m good with either option. And, apparently, I look fat in this picture.
Also, Rich gave me an ice cold Diet Coke.
We met for lunch at the infamous Vertigo Void. I like Vertigo Void, I’ve been stopping here every year for almost 20 years. We go way back, Vertigo Void and me.
I didn’t take a single picture this year (above picture borrowed from Kris–I will return it when I’m done with it).
But here’s the result of carrying my Flip video camera around for 12 hours. Enjoy. I know I did.