last friday evening was the checkin for the bitter pill. for a lot of races, checkin means you go and collect your number and your tshirt and get instructions.
for the bitter pill, it means you schlep all your gear to the checkin area of inspection. this means you bring your pack, your bike, and all your gear and you unpack it on a table while a race official goes over the checklist of mandatory equipment.
the first year it caught me off guard.
this year i made a video so you can see it, too.