paper plate numbers. i dig.
I suppose if I would have beat all the 12 year-olds I might be a bully. But 4 of them beat me! One kid had a bike that was way too big for him, plastic pedals and jeans.Dan'ger said:Just because mountain biking makes you feel like you're 12 years old again DOES NOT qualify you for the childrens' racing classes...why don't you pick on someone your own size ya big bully?
Jambing around that "short track" crit can really work you, the rev's are always up there! Typically, you're not up at that pace during 24hr races, except for the freaks that seem to go on like the Ever Ready Bunny :madman: .GuruAtma said:The course starts with an uphill that's just enough to get you winded. That was my weakest part overall. At the whistle I was the second one off the line and stayed in 2nd for the first lap. I had planned on taking it easy and pacing myself, but how can you do that with a bunch of people right behind you? By the fourth lap I was pretty beat. How do people do this for 24 hours?
.....and this one felt like giving up halfway thru.........:cryin:GuruAtma said:The B group was about half single-speeds.
awesome picture :thumbsup:GuruAtma said:Yeah, my wife and 8-month old son Mateo were there cheering me on. There were a lot of babies there. He got to meet some of his future competition.
Yeah, I noticed your dog. He was an important part of the cheering section--he howled equally for everyone. I think you should bring him to every racefritzaholic said:If anybody noticed a VERY loud, VERY big dog that was howling through the B's race, it was mine. His name is Diggity, and my wife brought him out to cheer me on to a 4th...
He'll be back in the future, he had as much fun as the racers...
GOTTA LOVE PAPERPLATE RACES!!!
Well technically I was in the adult beginner category...there were just a lot of kids who chose to race in it rather than with the other kids. It's true what you say about kids. I'm sure they weren't thinking "I'm 40 years old, I never push myself so hard....I could have a heart attack any second. I should have gotten life insurance....". That's exactly what I was thinking on the 3rd lap...LyNx said:That took some courage to go race those tikes. At that age you don't drink no stinkin water, don't get tired and never want to stop, then you stop and realise you're damn thirsty and tired, but only when you stop - adrenalin is produced way better in youth. Keep it up and I'm sure you'll be able to move up to the "adult" groups by end of summer and do well. BTW Nice kid, good to get him out and interested already