As fireman said, the portapotty situation was the most obvious change... In the past they were always kept spotless and stocked.So was 24 of Moab so boring nobody has posted or nobody went?
Did you take a nap when you got home? Sounds like a lot of saddle time.I had the time of my life
Having never done Moab before I can't comment on the crowds or the port-a-potties. I can tell you it was cold, but other than that it was awesome. There may not have been a lot of people in the transition area between midnight and 5 AM, but those there were having a great time.
The course was in terrific condition. By the time the race was over the sun was out and it was quite warm - in fact my last lap (fourth, was my fastest). When we got in Moab a few days earlier there was almost no snow on the La Sal's. The day of the race, the mountain tops were covered giving the race a stunning backdrop.
The organization was excellent. Laird puts on a good show.
It is definitely an effort to get to Moab. However, we added a few days to ride TWE and Porcupine (twice) (so three in total down Porc). Not sure about the future of the race, but it was the time of my life.
Funny you should ask. I was so tired when I got home I slept for 12 hours. My legs were so fried that I actually had to ask around if it was normal. I guess the net of this all is that for many of us Moab is a once in a lifetime trip. If you have the chance GO!Did you take a nap when you got home? Sounds like a lot of saddle time.