Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Plattekill (New York)
What a bummer!
The third installment of the Gravity East Series turned out to be a marathon of driving. Friday afternoon we clocked in at around nine hours on the road. Saturday started well, but ended quickly when Ross broke his wrist practicing the pro course. After that it was back on the road, driving to hospitals, waiting in ER's, and finally leaving Ross in the OR while driving back to the campsite - all totaling about 10.5 hours since the time of his accident.
The next morning Joey and I took some runs and competed in our respective classes while Ross patiently waited post-op. I had a couple slip-ups on my run, coming off the bike twice. Otherwise the run was great - fast and fun seemed to be the theme of the sport course. After our runs we packed up and headed the hour and a half to the hospital to grab Ross, turn around (the hospital was NW of our campsite), and head back to Virginia. We pulled into town at 3:45am.
After that trip I think we'll skip the next GES. It's only a week away and the drive promises to be even longer than Plattekill. I think we'll need a couple "local" trips to get back into the swing of things. The next long drive will be Sugarbush, VT for the fifth round of the GES.