Raced Wilson's Revenge in Lenoir, NC on Saturday for the second time. First year was great, and this year everything was vastly improved. Venue is a 5+ acre campground that was empty except for us. Had showers, etc. and a river running right along side. And a communal fire on Friday night. Sweet and very kid/family friendly.
Course was about 53 miles, with only four of pavement. Started with a ~7mi gradual climb up the valley -- great opportunity to warm up, followed by a steep ~3-4 mile up and then descending and rolling for the rest of the day. I was way overgeared for the first steep climb and lost time there, and had little left in the tank for the last 20 miles of power rollers after Aid 2. I look forward to hitting that last section with some energy one of these days.
Promotion and timing was by Blue Mountain Revival Productions -- a class act. Everything went absolutely smoothly, course was well marked and clear, results were available immediately and posted the next day (and photos the second day), and the trophies are the best in the business. And the cost for the whole thing was a measly $50.
Wow! Great pics! Thanks for taking the time to post Wooglin. Looks like I'll have to add this AND the Hellhole Gravel Grinder to my race list next year. I smiled the entire 70 miles of the Pisgah Monster Cross...this sort of racing is the shizzle.
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." ~Cree Nation quote