A fellow road diva, Cara, cannot make it, so she very kindly offered her spot on our mailing list. Erik and I were on our way home from our mountain biking ride at Annadel. When I read the email on my iPhone, I jokingly said to Erik, "maybe I'll ride the Death Ride this year," and he replied not jokingly, "I think you should." He's done the ride (5 passes) more than a decade ago and will most likely be out of town on the weekend of the ride. I had heard that the registrations got sold out within 5 minutes after they were open, so I never gave it any thoughts. After one round of email exchange, I was just informed that the spot is mine. Oh my god!!!
Ride Date: July 11, 2009
I have not even ever ridden a century yet!!! It's going to be exciting.
Post Script: Click to see what happened 40 days later.