The second running of the Salt to Saint race from Salt Lake to St George, UT took place on September 16th and 17th. 39 riders, 9 of whom planned on tackling the race solo, lined up on the street behind the state Capitol under ominous skies.
The route wound along about ‘shoreline’ level down to Draper, up Suncrest, around Utah Lake, under I-15 to the east side of that mountain range that runs along side the interstate, on down to Arizona back up through Colorado City in to St George. 420 miles!
Cutthroat member Steve Wasmund was one of the oxygen deprived solo racers, and he was just dumb enough to pedal through the rain, cold, dark, climbs, pain, sleep deprived delirium, hunger, honking rednecks and 5 flat tires to find the finish line in just over 28 hours. He even had the energy to savor a cold Cutthroat in the otherwise dry St George city park.
He’s looking for more company for next year… join him?
For more information about next year’s race, please see http://www.salttosaint.com
– By Steve Wasmund