2. 'The [Miesville FiftySix] is all about fun, challenge, community, respect, and of course…bikes. As much as we appreciate racing, this is not a race; this is a ride to promote health, good times, and awesomeness.'
3. Mr. Michael Mason arrived at my garage sometime around 5:45 AM on Sunday morning, May 1st. We then proceeded to the wilds of Saint Paul to pick up Mr. Nathan Ragan and make our way south to Miesville, MN.
4. Miesville, MN is the home of the Miesville Mudhens who purport to be 'Outdoor Baseball at it's Finest'.
5. This was my first gravel event since the D2R2 last August. Midwest gravel is a different beast entirely than it's East Coast cousin.
6. Mr. Michael Mason is the greatest draft in all the world.
8. Food Products Consumed during May 1st, 2016 :
- One (1) Pearson's Salted Nut Roll
- Sixteen (16) oz. of Chocolate Protein Shake
- One half (1/2) bag of Blue Diamond Lightly Salted Almonds
- Two (2) pickle juice shots of approx. two (2) oz each.
- Two (2) bags of Skratch Labs Raspberry Fruit Drops*
- Six (6) Mini Tacos
- One (1) Dugout Burger w/ eight (8) Season Waffle Fries
- Ten (10) oz. of On-Tap Root Beer (No Free Refills)
9. Getting dropped by Mr. Michael Mason at Mile 30 but then settling in to a great pace with Mr. Tom who I randomly met around Mile 37.
10. #EYBC played a big part in Sunday's effort. #EYBC stands for Earn Your Burritos Coaching, which is the term that Mattio Montesano and I use for his (very generous) coaching efforts that I have benefited immensely from. With Mattio's guidance and support , I have progressed to a level of fitness I didn't think I'd be able to attain again.
While I made a (pretty disastrous) food intake mistake at the FiftySix, I also felt stronger than I had on the bike in at least five years. I'd be remiss if I didn't take this space to thank him for all his efforts.
So there you go, now you know what #EYBC means.