Another late one so not much to report other than that YHC wanted to share the SMR adventure van 1 had…only there was possibly more excitement on the way up the night before than during the race.
Basically relived the van 1 pre-race adventure through a beatdown.
Salient points are as follows:
We had to make a special stop at Ingles for Snowman’s fuji apples
YHC forgot to close his tab at the brewery during packet pickup so we had to go back after getting the fuji apples
YHC got pulled over in the rental van on the way back to the brewery for failing to properly yield during a left turn and got lectured by an NC state trooper who was ready to go into full-on scared straight mode until he realized it would’ve taken me an hour to produce the documentation showing I was legally allowed to drive the van. Once he realized my story likely checked out, he quickly realized he had better things to do.
Jugdish forgot all of his running outfits at home (literally all 3 ziplock bags full of clothes) so we found an REI where he was fortunate enough to spend $250 on gear so he could avoid racing naked.
We almost didn’t find the cabin due to a lack of cell reception and shitty directions. Valley Girls “you know you’re going the right way when you pass the red truck and things start feeling murder-y” weren’t entirely helpful but not entirely inaccurate either. He forgot to mention the Pet Sematary on the way up the path.
We eventually did make it just as nightfall was hitting and rain was driving harder.