Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day Four begins

Today was an early wake up call. We had to get up at 4:15am to catch a bus that will transport our gear, luggage and worn out bodies to the ferry terminals. We are crossing the Georgia straight today and heading to the mainland for our next adventure. We expect another relatively good day for weather, food and fun. I am not sure how fun it will be though. It is expected to be yet another tough, technical single track. I took a pounding yesterday on the last 10K.

We are expected to carry our bike clothes and gear separate from our luggage as these will be taken from us once on the ferry. We will then be taken to the bike staging area and begin riding from there. Apparently breakfast will be served in the hour and a half required to cross the ferry.

I think they are purposely throwing wrenches in this race to separate the hard core from the meager. Aid stations far from where they should be, torchering stairs to reach the food, and now possibly sea sickness while eating breakfast on day four? Needless to say, today will be interesting.

We actually were at the front of the breakfast line today! First time all week!
We really did get the opportunity to mock the other racers and tell them that we made it to the food line before the sausages were burnt and the waffles were soggy!

My legs are hammered and am super sore. I need advil, tylenol, anything really to kill the pain. We will be taking the ferry over to the mainland, than a bus to the next ferry. We should be on the trail at around 8am. Prepare yourselves for more on day four. We are doing our best to prepare ourselves.
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