Seth and Ray most certainly put on an excellent adventure. Great manifest, amazing turnout, tasty weather, and nice schwag at the after party.
I used a new strategy for this race, which netted me a nice 75th place finish (out of almost 90...). I picked my commuter bike, complete with rack and double panniers packed to the brim with ice and frosty PBR, lots of smokes and a sit-down bullshit session every 2 or 3 stops. The long haul out to L13 was a perfect stretch to have other riders dip into the bags and pass beers around to all. By the time I hit the after party, it was all I could do to shovel in a couple of burgers (MOST of the way done) and finish a cup of Kevin's Kolsch before pedal-stumbling home and trying to start a fight with a minivan. (Not even the dudes IN the van, no, the van itself). Goddamn good job, fellas! Start working on the next race!
I talked to my friend Jake from the Ram brewery and he says he has a good ride and wants to put it on sometime in early December. All I know so far is the tentative name: Magic Moustache Ride. I'll post more as it develops.