Unlike for the Leadville 100 mountain bike race, I didn't win a lottery spot for RAMROD (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day). In fact I was originally #248 on the waiting list. I was told to not worry, that a lot of people decide to cancel, and that almost everyone on the waiting list gets in. Albeit, with 3 days notice.
With the bike ride just two weeks from today, I decided to check my status. I'm up to #118 on the waiting list. I suspect as the day draws nearer, more and more folks will realize they're not in the shape they wanted to be in for it and decide to withdraw. That's probably what I should do -- my mileage has been scant -- but I've already had to miss CCP, so I might as well struggle through RAMROD.
How hard can it be?