For the second time in the trip, the track today has was altered dramatically from its' creation. The day 1 hero section was omitted, after it appeared a tornado downed a large quantity of trees. Someone attempted to cleared the first KM, but even they gave up. A few other riders ventured about 4 more KMs, then quietly retreated to the main course. Today, we were suppose to head due south out on a Skidoo trail. Apparently, the trail is mostly suited to a pontoon boat as it was a muddy quagmire. Deemed pretty much unridable, the Rallymaster changed the final day to this map.
We once attended a training class with Jimmy Lewis. He advised that you should never hit anything larger than your fist at speed, lest you risk rim/tire damage. I think the last 1000 miles, I did nothing but apparently aim for potholes and rocks. Yet, somehow, the bikes look remarkably unscathed.
Yet, we make a decision that we should forgo the last section of trail and opt for a nice smooth ride home. Our decision to ride the road home was perhaps not a sound one. We thought that it might be actually smoother, but what we found out was that the trail might have been a better option.
In closing, I'd like to point out that even with just one good foot, the Rallymaster was not the first into the lodges. The gauntlet has been thrown down and the threat to add another 100KMs to the already ridiculously long rides to give the Rallymaster some more time "to reel us in" has been noted :-)