It had been a long time since I have raced Mountain Bikes. Just coming off the 5 day colorado Trail trip I thought I would be prime for this race. Not the case. If you have never done a 24 hour race there is no way to really prepare unless you have done a race.
Heare are some key things I remember.
~It was cool to Camp and Race
~ Eddie and Kat were way more experienced than us and their pit rocked.
~ Getting up in the middle of the night to “do your lap” could be one of the hardest things I have ever done.
~ Dont blow your self on the first lap.
~ 6in travel 30 pound bikes are not ideal for 24 hour racing (duh)
~ 24 hour racing is a huge challenge and a BLAST!
We came in last and my breaks went out on my last lap at 4:00am in the morning. But am ready for more 24hr racing.
The Townie bikes were hilarious and Eddie Miller gave up his belt this year to John Hurley! Rumor has it they had a secret meeting at midnight up on top of the hill.
The line up for the start of the race.
Mike looking for his bike.
And he is off. Mike passed about a 100 people this lap it seemed like!
Here I am nervous and getting ready for my first lap.
We were camped right next to the course.
Mike coming in from his first lap.
Me coming in from my first lap. It was a fast lap but blew my legs already. It was a painful rest of the race fighting of cramps and dead legs.
Hartman Rocks Area
Mike putting in some more miles by the Notch.
Very fun course. Hopefully I do this race again some time.