Greg Grossart

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Work hard, play harder

Integrity can only be measured by how we act when no one is looking.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 22:37-39)

Married to my best friend & fellow adventurer since 1997

Greg Grossart

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

LBL Challenge

It was great having a big Indy Rootstock showing for the LBL Challenge this past weekend. A double team roadtrip always ends up as a fun time with friends. We were greeted with beautiful weather (except for paddling into the strong headwind for the last third of the paddle!), a great course courtesy of Jason and BonkHardRacing, and some seriously tough competition.

Our Indy Rootstock foursome made it a goal of pushing as hard and fast as we could from start to finish to see how we could do and I think we achieved that goal. It sure is strange how it can seem almost effortless going fast for the first part of the race while at the end of a race it can feel like a monumental effort to just hold it together and limp on home. It was fun leapfrogging along the course with some of the top teams in the country throughout the race. It just reinforces how you don't necessarily have to be the absolute fastest team to do well (though it certainly helps), you just have to keep moving and minimize the mistakes.

Lots of "good" memories from the race like fixing 6 flat tires, having a bike crank fall off and miraculously finding the crank bolt 300m back on the road in the dark, and hiking through the woods at night sans headlamps (for the most part) using just the light from the moon. Once the sleep deficit is rectified, the chafe heals, and the insatiable post-race hunger is satiated, it is time to start thinking about the next one!