Mike, Thanks for the note and compliments -- and thanks for helping make Ephrata happen. I thought it was a great situation, though some of the riders I spoke with found the courses pretty tough -- the chicane across the stream with a push out and uphill, with 125 Elites was notable.
Yep, I was the guy who kicked the road apple.
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