Lost River Classic

The second edition of the Lost River Classic is set and ready to convene on July 24th.  A chance to either get redemption or make a new mark on the ten mile, double ridge crossing, high stakes twisting roller coaster of a course.

The festivities will follow a similar path as last year’s event.  The Guest House will again be hosting the cyclists buffet party on Saturday night.  Along with high quality fare and fine beverages the lounge’s flat screens will be tuned to the penultimate stage of the Tour, a 52 kilometer Bordeaux time trial, which, if Contador gets rattled on the stage three cobbles, could turn out to be decisive.

The Guest House will also be offering room discounts for race participants.   Mention the bike race when inquiring. There are other lodging options on the event website.

On Sunday there will be an informal group ride, which depending on your motivations and fitness, can be the second half of a big mileage mountain weekend OR a meandering trek through the Lost River Valley with stops at the General Store or the Art Co-op.

Maps will be available with options of  75, 50 and 30 miles.  The Sunday ride will be 11 am and is set to start at the Guest House, which will also be offering breakfast.

For me the race falls into the redemption category, as last year after missing feeds total cramp lock down forced me to the sidelines early.  With a thousand feet of climbing for every ten mile lap and technical descents offering no respite the LRC is an obvious physical and mental challenge.  On top of that I have to reckon with the fact that it is my diabolical course design, so in essence I am inflicting pain on myself.  Perhaps redemption is too soft a word, but that is another story.

I thank all of you who supported the race last year and look forward to seeing some new faces this year.


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