The festive atmosphere at the BBQ last night helped to "get the ball rolling" on registration for the Sierra 100.... or maybe it was the fact that we'd been drinking beer in the sun at the Tour De Fat all day and just kept the momentum going at the BBQ that ran into the night. In any event, I "ponied up" to the computer, put down my beer and started the registration process ensuring me a full day of pain and suffering while Mark and Aaron watched and waited with credit cards in hand to join in the fun. With the last "click" of the mouse, the weeks of debating about registering turned to some serious shit talking as Mark tried to predict the future of the race through some seriously cloudy "beer goggles".
Plans for todays epic ride changed a bit as the smoke from the STILL O.C fires on the western slope of the Sierra has drifted back into the Truckee area and the party ran into the later hours last night. Planning epic rides the day after an all day party atmosphere just isn't a good idea. We probably knew this and inevitably will probably do the same thing again.