The ESF started out at the Jack Rose Saloon Devils Backbone tap takeover and whiskey pairing before heading out on the bikes for a late night loop in the wilds of DC. It went extremely well and extremely poorly all at the same time.
Thor and Gorka took on the 50 mile edition of the Patapsco Epic in support of trail advocacy group MORE. The pre-race briefing suggested a 7-10 hour ride time for Advanced and Expert riders. They didn’t take into account Advanced Expert riders like the Juggernaut ESF. Got this thing done in 5:40. Race course – spanked. Beer garden – spanked. Butterflies – spanked. Vegan food truck – spanked.
Juggernaut founding member Jon Rourke admitted Sunday that he suffers from a rare ailment that renders his legs fish belly white. “Sometimes the sun hits my knees caps at an off angle and I see people squint. It’s a blinding effect caused by my tragically white legs,” said Rourke. It was confirmed by race officials that the disease did not play a role in his decision to race a commuter bike or to show up with a solid beer buzz.