I agree with Adam that Barking Spider is a great first race. But I don't know much (ie, have not ridden) anything in the coyote classic. Barking Spider is known for crazy weather, but hit a nice cool, overcast day,and it's beautiful out there. Short lap for beginner of about 9.5mi.BelaySlave said:One of my goals next year is to race in a mtn. bike race somewhere in SW Idaho. Not race with the hopes of getting first...but to just take part of. What would be a good one for a beginner like myself? Thanks!
If you're gonna have the midlife thing, racing a mtnbike sure beats a 2nd mortgage to buy the red Vette, gold chains and cheesy leering at teenagers while you cruise Main St., eh?AdamW said:A: Wife, kids, ummm mid-life crisis
The kids can stay entertained at the race sites and I can always be home for dinner. Believe me, its a lot easier to fit a race in than to get away for a dawn to dusk, perhaps longer excursion. Throw in riding partners that also have kids and if I'm lucky I get one weekend a year to do a camp/bike trip with my buds. As for that mid-life thing - could be, I'm not sure - but compared to some other mid-life crises (e.g. sports cars) my wife finds this one rather cheap. Thus, there's a really nice new bike in my future!!!