An Introductory Note from Fatty: Today, expect lots of posts, but don’t expect me to be the one writing them. These are your stories and your pictures from the 2010 100 Miles of Nowhere, with which we raised tens of thousands of dollars for LiveStrong. How awesome is that?
I jumped the gun again this year. Had to, due to a number of reasons. Same course as last year. ~8000 feet of climbing with most of that packed into one short steep section.
Four of us finished the full hundred miles. The other two got 50+ miles each.
This is done by doing 106 laps on 29th Street in Rochester, MN, hence the name 99 of 29.
I suppose it should be 100 miles of 99, but 99 of 29 sounds so much cooler.
This year brought 3 new changes. 2 good, 1 bad.
- Good: A cheering section. At the end there were over a dozen folks cheering me around.
- Good: Other riders. Riding 106 laps around the block is a LOT less boring if you have other riders out there with you.
- Bad: Wind. Lots of wind. Mid 20mph to 30mph winds throughout the day. Made a tough course tougher.
A full report can be found here.
– Neil O Cary (The guy in the FC jersey in the middle)
PS: Want more? Greg sent in a link to his blog detailing his 100 Miles of Nowhere experience. Check it out here.