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May 09, 2011


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just got a room at the Limetree Inn. We've stayed there before. Got it for fri night only. but we could stay over sat, but i'd rather not. who wants to share, got two queen size beds.

ok, so I got the wrong town. big deal. usually someone else has to do this. so now i'm getting a place in mountain view. mena is for ouachita. still, cory or turbo, you wanna share a room? 690-4042

Good luck to everyone at Syllamo! Although Berry doesn't need luck - for those of you who don't know, he won the Syllamo 125 last year. We're expecting a repeat performance.

Berry, Turbo and I got a camp ground near the start of the race. We are heading down friday. We can all pile in my car for this if you like. Looks like its just us 3.

i'll be there. what time do i have to be in rolla?

Well it looks like its only a 4hr 15min drive from Rolla to Mountian View. Looks like we have plenty of time. What time are you all wanting to get down there?

Registration and packet pick up for both races on Friday, May 13th, from 3pm until 7pm, on the front patio of El Tres Amigos mexican restaurant, on the east side of the square in downtown Mountain View.

Registration will also be available on Saturday, May 14th, before the race, beginning at 6am.

125K Race Starts at 7am.

50 Mile Race Starts at 8am.

My race starts at 7, kinda wish I was just doing the 50. I'd be fine with registering the morning of the race. I say we get down there around 8 So I say we leave Rolla around 3:30. But I'm flexible.

Well I would say a little earlier. We would still have to set up camp. I was thinking around 5 or 6.

so how about leave rolla at 2?

anything works for me. i leaving for rolla tonight cause i have friends i can stay with. Where are we meeting at in Rolla? Barry needs a place to park his car i assume. Mine will be at the christian campus house, but i can meet you guys anywhere. Barry if you want to park there i can tell you how to get there. its a few blocks off of 63.

Yeah, I wouldn't bother calling each other up and sorting your plans out that way. That could take a whole 5 minutes. This way is much quicker.

stoney, you are such a party pooper

lets meet at noon in rolla. Get directions from Turbo.

barry, in case you lost my number it is 573-694-7377. corey or i can't seem to get ahold of you

Good luck, guys! Have fun and kick some ass! And Corey, you'd better write a damn race report. I'm still waiting to read one about the Smithville Adventure Race.

Anyway, have a great time!

So who's taking home the TRW crown this year?

I bet Barry takes home the TRW crown for the 125K. You wanna bet me, Bob?

$20 says Turbo schools everybody

I'll take that bet. I'll bet you he doesn't finish ahead of Barry!

So apparently, you guys came home with two 3rd-places and a brand new Kuat NV rack? - according to Corey's facebook (although he should update this site first!) Congrats guys! Who won what?

Corey was the big money winner taking home the Kuat bike rack. Turbo brought home $50 for third in his div, which was really Adam's div since it was his spot. He did it in 6'3min. He did the race in I think 5'28min. Me I also brought home the bacon ($50) in my div in the 125K, and I don't know what my time was. Results are up there yet. But if you bet between me and Turbo, or Corey for that matter, you better put your money with those guys. Turbo can outright fly.

The race was typical for Syllamo. Slab rocks were slick and greasy. We all had good luck as far as mechanical, I think I was the only one with a flat. I took some beating on the rocks in my epic crashes. I was so sore at the finish line Corey had to load my Syllamo rock to the truck. I couldn't lift it.

Best part of the race is knowing Noelle is there at each check point. Sure appreciate having you there Noelle. Thanks a ton.

Team Segal had a big showing. Don't know how they positioned, but I think TRW cleaned up on them.

Ok that was pretty much a f'd up report. Corey did it in 6:02 and Turbo did it in 5:28 and I think Noelle said I did it in 9:30. So if those are all right, I couldn't have beaten cory or turbo for the 50miler. Of course I could have all those times wrong, and in that case this report still could be f'd up.

Corey loaded up that boulder of a trophy for you? That's a heck of a teammate right there. Nice work whooping up on Team Segal or Stegall, however they spell it.

I know Noelle was busy providing full-service SAG, but were any pictures taken?

I got a couple. Noelle took the majority with her camera. Barry forgot to mention that he got interviewed after the race also.

That was a rhetorical question, Turbo. If you've got pics, go ahead and post them.

It doesn't surprise me that he didn't mention the interview, Berry's just a very humble and modest guy.

Yeah, the pictures I saw of Barry on Facebook looked REALLY humble. Definitely some material for the website's header.

Great job, guys. I hope there was some spaghetti left when you finished.

*side note: If anyone is interested, I'm gonna do some trail work out on binder tomorrow, then maybe hit the Edgewood trail. Any help would be awesome.

Awesome riding guys! Barry, great job just finishing the 125K.

nice freakin' work guys!

It was alot of fun! The hardest thing about the whole race was the fact that I had to sleep down wind of Barrys smelly ass tent! OMG! My feet had nothing on the smell of that tent and it looked like it was straight out of the movie Deliverance and reeked of vomit! Really though, I was hoping to get sub 6hr and missed it by 2 min. 6:01! But I did take home a Kuat NV bike rack. Turbo CRUSHED the course. I was 5 riders behind him going into the single track at the top of the hill and then there was a wad of riders fumbling around and the last I saw of Turbo was him shouldering his bike and running up the mountian. I tried to get updates from Noelle at the checkpoints and every lap Turbo doubled his time on me and she said Barry was looking fresh and once tried going the wrong way! Typical! Awesome job guys! Wish you all were there!

Holy crap!

I think the most entertaining part of the weekend was when a racoon got close enough to Barry's foot to eat it. i tried to point it out to him but he was looking in the woods. i finally told him it was on his foot and he saw it. that was one friendly racoon.

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