Crusher in the Tusher on Saturday

Well...what can I say the day will soon come when I hopefully get to earn my "Brass Tacks" as I battle with only the strongest at Crusher in the Tusher.  This is a grueling race, not for the weak of spirit.  This race is one that climbs nearly 11,000 vertical feet on rough gravel roads.  There is a sillyness about this event that I am so drawn too as over the last month, one questions about how to REALLY train for this.  The sillyness emerges as I've heard it described as a "stupid hard" race.  I love it.  Humor emerges as the only saving grace when I dare to think about these climbs.  So send me those warm fuzzies on Saturday and rest assured there will be a serious race-report to follow!