By Mi Duole team member Dan Braun
Traveling anywhere with Peterson Squared (Patriarch Chris and Son Stephen) is always an adventure and lesson in humility. It all began as we checked our mo-tel for bedbugs and dead bodies. Fortunately none were found and all were unscathed through the night. Then came the real fun- riding True Grit, primarily getting through Barrell Roll and Zen. I was fortunate enough to witness the great Tinker Juarez and a women's champion blowing past me as I was very diligent to not get in anyone's way. I was once again put in my place by Peterson Squared as the only way I can get an edge on them is to miss part of the course- unintentionally! Strava doesn't lie that I missed a turn, thus about 30 minutes of the course. I'm bummed I missed the "wash" section as I was feeling great the second half of the race- probably because I was not as fatigued from more earlier geography and was experiencing the euphoria of caffeinated Gu. Chris and Stephen did awesome and I only hope to someday achieve their time- and Greatness.
Chris also features in the St. George news and I have a blurry cameo appearance as is fitting behind a women's champion.