Ben Bragonier skated the virtual 30 km Denai State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot on Monday in 2:13:30.
I just wanted to see if I could complete the course and remain lucid enough to drive home.
(A word to the wise — give bindings and baskets a wiggle and shake before setting out. My right binding came off my ski a little bit after Heart Rate Hill. I thought I was going to have to walk out. I can tell you that this was a horrifying prospect ! I was saved after I located a missing part as well as by my thought to use a pole tip in lieu of a binding tool to get things repositioned).
Beautiful skate conditions made this stout course possible for me. I made attempts/probes/slogs for the 30 KM on three prior occasions only to “call it” before heading out onto White Bear. In contrast to last week’s conditions, Monday evening was perfect.”
Ben’s persistence paid off, and it sounds like he was still quite lucid on the White Bear to be able to repair his binding during his race. Congratulations!