Saw a busted pole tip on the ramp up the highway bridge, in addition to many others along the course. Would be really pissed to lose a pole right at the end.
I'd rather lose a pole 300m from the finish than, say, 5k from the nearest aid station (where I saw someone lose a pole).
Thx! I was pretty happy with it. I think actually I might be better suited to the less bike race years like last year with slower conditions, but this was so much fun: superhero skiing the whole way! Hard to complain. And I think I can train more this year and be in better shape for next year.
But basically, skiing is the best thing ever.