I’m in total awe of your accomplishment, and I can’t help but be inspired as well. I have never done a race, thinking that I’m too much of a irregular rider to do it, but at the same time have put a 24-hour race on my list (with teammates). Of course, it’s mostly about ego and whether I’d make a complete fool of myself in the process. Yet I’ve run marathons and recently shed a few tears while watching a special on the Ironman. Why should a mountain bike race be any different? Ultimately, the only thing that stops us from trying things is that fear, and I think you used all of that to great advantage. Rock on with your bad self!
Claudia, one thing I learned from this event was to simply put one foot in front of the other all the time, at night, in the morning and keep going.