Maxxis Inflatable Tire Not in Place on Brasstown Bald Due to High Winds

Race radio just announced that the Maxxis Inflatable Tire that normally marks one kilometer to the finish has not been erected on Brasstown Bald today due to high winds. It's also snowing intermittently here at the summit and at least part way down the mountain.

I brought all of the weather gear I had with me on the trip, and I felt warm enough on the walk up from the parking area 1 km away. My biggest problem-- no gloves!

The lead group is 10 km from the finish.

4:55pm update, Race radio says that the lead group is 5 km from the finish and riding at 14 mph. That's incredible for the conditions.