The 2010 TransAlp 8 Day Mountain Bike stage race is over. We finished the race in 46:05:32. In our divsion we finished 93/149 teams. Overall we finished 342/550 teams. This will be a short post with no pictures, but I wanted to let you know how it all ended. I am sitting here in the lobby at 6am since my body clock does not allow me to sleep much later. It was a great experience riding through small alpine villages, a national park in Switzerland, and yesterday through the Dolomites. The most incredible support crew in the world is right now sleeping peacefully after 8 days of very hard work.
Lucy and Tracey were incredible support for us. It is very selfish to ask someone to follow you around Europe dragging bags, driving every day on back roads through remote villages, waking up at 6am every day during your vacation and preparing meals for two guys who were at times out of sorts. The list goes on, but you can understand the sacrafices they made! They fact that these two women not only volunteered to support us, but were in fact so enthusiastic to do so was very humbeling. I am indeed a lucky man to be married to such an incredible woman!
We have a few more days here in Italy before we start heading back to the United States. Once again a more complete entry will follow, but I wanted to let you know how it all ended and once again say thank you to the most incredible support crew of the 2010 TransAlps MTB Race!