I did not make it this year to Mountain Mama, the premiere cycling event in and around Monterey, VA. However, several others went and the stories I hear.....shocking what some of us do when we get away from home. Usually quiet types cross the Ohio border and become party animals, cavorting late into the night at the Montvallee Inn but better known among the cycling fraternity as "The Pink Palace". More than this I can not say. I hear Muscle Dude Jr, aka John Day, was the big winner among the Ohio contingent finishing around 19th at just over 6 hours. The organizers do not keep track of times or places so impossible to know exactly how others did but curiously, Philippe, the French climbing machine, opted for the 70 mile route rather than the 100. No doubt, not keeping times and posting on the web site deters many from participating which is too bad because it is different from most of the 100 mile/10,000' climbing events. Good job everyone and reserve rooms now for next year's ride!
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.