Oh yes, it is growing near. This Saturday in fact, in case you didn't already know that. Peeps are getting excited and I most certainly am one of them. Sure, any race gets my juices going. But, this is epic, this is the DK200. And this is in my back yard (literally, I live out in the Flint Hills).
No, I am not a participant this year. I completed this beast of a race in 2008. Right now I am content to say I am a finisher, but each year it gets harder and harder to say no. Maybe I am starting to forget all the pain and suffering one must endure to reach the finish. Maybe I'm do for another epic test of willpower. Maybe next year I'll be back at the DK200.