Bike 4:22:00  29.93 mi (6.9 mph) +3529ft
shoes: Niner Air9
thank you OT may i have another?
the connector w Maria. first 10 miles were RIPPING fast, buff trail. then the sun set and it got hard. some wayfinding issues around Hazel Creek (sooo glad i brought a map) and then just back to brutal OT ruggedness. tough riding and tough staying positive. i teetered on the edge of despair a few times. i got a flat. Maria's light went out. i couldn't keep the bike on the trail while climbing so walked quite a bit. but, we prevailed!