I have nothing to say, really, other than to express my bewilderment at finding the Baker's Dozen registration full a mere two hours after it opened. Guess I'm going to have to settle on another 12 hour solo as one of my training goals this year.
Ps. My mountain biking friends, if you ever wondered what it feels like to be a roadracer, this is a good place to start the discussion.
Pps. The back is healing slowly. Looks like degenerative disc problems to go along with a broken ass (torn muscle). More tests to follow but it appears that a couple lumbar vertebrae are pinching the sciatic nerve and some other soft tissue, and probably have been for a long time, only hitting a crisis point when I messed up my butt the other week. Not sure how I'm going to cope with the disc issue yet. Start doing a lot of core strength work?