The first bikers in the unofficial, un-sanctioned, Colorado Trail Race finished late Tuesday in Durango, after starting the race in Denver five days and about five hours before. The racers are required to call in an leave a message at certain towns. At the final one, the leader, Jefe Branham, called in and said "As you can imagine, I'm pretty whooped" but he said he was already thinking about doing it next year. If you're "thinking" about doing a race again in the hours just after it when the suffering is still in your mind, then you'll almost certainly be back.
Congrats to all those guys on a true, pure athletic achievement. And luck to the many who are still on the trail.