I was lucky enough to be drawn for the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival this year and although I suffered this year it was still fun. Congratulations goes out to Brian Matter for winning this year. I think he had won twice before, this being his third. Also Darrin Braun had a good race. Both Brian and Darrin are very good riders, but more importantly, they are both very nice people. We did not get a chance to see Darrin or his fiancee Lynn, but I did see Brian cheering people on.
KISS showed up and took third in the Tandem category. Very impressive indeed.
The start was in Hayward WI.
This was the destination. The big top Chequamegon at the Telemark Ski Hill near Cable WI.
I finished, but suffered just the same. This year I noticed the beautiful scenery the course takes, as I knew early on, this was the last of these events for me, so enjoy it. I didn't feel it for the first 10 miles, then felt good up till 1.5 miles left...then cramps, big time cramps. I missed two charity rides this weekend and one of these I had rode 5 times in the past. I am thinking my time in the future can be better spent riding for a cure of breast cancer or whatever. The charity rides will be the ones for me. Oh, and they aren't as taxing on this old guy.