So, about 6 weeks ago a friend of mine convinced me to toe the line of the Colorado Trail Race this year. Sure it's been in the back of my head, but I hadn't seriously planned on attempting it this season. For some reason it seemed like a good idea at the time and the 6 weeks since have been a blur of ordering bags, gear, building a bike, and somehow getting to know a route that I only knew about 30 miles of as of mid June. Regardless, the time has come and at 6am on Sunday I'll roll out and hope for the best. No race goals, high hopes, or expectations, just showing up with open eyes hoping to learn as much as I can in my first attempt at "racing" for multiple days. Who knows, could be fun?