Very Cool. Thanks for sharing that!I've been following this thread quite closely, especially since Jose (zecamera) is a very good friend of mine. I got him into mountain biking a couple years ago when he was as big as me, to improve his health and have fun. Jose fell totally in love with MTB (as much or more than me) and rode every day. He lost a tremendous amount of weight and soon became much faster than me. He also quickly developed advanced skills on technical trails, a natural mountain biker really. I've never seen anyone improve anywhere near as fast as Jose did over the last couple years.
Jose was improving enough that I suggested he was approaching a sufficient level to finish this extreme ride, one of the most difficult. As can be seen here, his preparation was excellent, and his motivation is one of the strongest I've ever seen.
During the ride, I've been watching Jose via his SPOT tracks and occasional texts he gets out to friends. I'm overjoyed to say Jose finished this route around sunrise and got home OK. He's probably sleeping now. I'm eagerly awaiting his report after his rest.
I'm very impressed and in awe of Jose's extreme improvement over the last couple years, and his determination to see this to the finish! :band:
Wow Jose! What an amazing effort.The short version:
Veni, vidi, bici.
Packed lunch, showed up on time, pedaled 100 miles (43385 revolutions), drove back home. A day like any other...
Shorter posts. Write, then cut 90%. Cut to half of that.
What Larry sez! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:Wow Jose! What an amazing effort.
I loved every bit of your post. Very apt and amusing. I could feel your pain and push. Nice pictures too. Do not cut it ever. People can choose not to read parts as desired. If you made the effort to write it up carefully, post it. It's all good.
Excellent ride and post, Jose! :thumbsup: :rockon:
Oh, and please get more sleep next time.. (Ha Ha at next time.)
That belongs to one of the park's in-holders.