I'm on my way back to Bay City after spending a weekend in Wausau, Wisconsin. I was helping my friend Forrest by being the mechanic and support staff for him while he raced his mountain bike non-stop for 25.5 hours. In that time he completed 14 laps of the 15-mile course (210 miles). I slept for 90 minutes (he slept none!), but was up every time he came past our pit area to make sure his bike was working and make sure he was eating and drinking enough. It was fun to see how sleep-deprivation effected both of us.
Here's a photo I took after sunset as a racer went by our pit. More details and pictures to follow.