The 24 Hours of Moab was this last weekend. It is a race that I have raced solo 4 times. The last time I raced there was in 2000 because I’ve had an asthma attack every time I’ve raced there. I think a few things contribute to my asthma attacks there but I think the biggest one is all the smoke from the camp fires. When I’ve had the asthma attacks, my breathing has been pretty good until I’ve gone through the start finish area around daybreak. By then the smoke has really built up through the night and within 15 minutes of heading out on my next lap I’ve had breathing problems that were pretty severe a couple times. A year ago I started getting Xolair shots which seems to have made a big difference with my asthma. Maybe it’s time to think about doing Moab again.
Last weekend during the evening it was pouring down rain to the point that Granny Gear felt that racers were in danger. The course was closed with a decision to restart racing in the morning. It turned out that the solos didn’t restart and although the teams did it was in such a way that the results were totally bogus. They results ended up being taken as of 8:00 pm Saturday night. Here is the official word from Granny Gear and a report from solo racer, Adam Lisonbee.