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Venice, Florida
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SCORR
35F / 2C
Sunny
Total Time = 4h 45m 59s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Get dressed, then dress more. Ate sausage and cheese on a roll. Finished packing, wondered about my sanity, and drove to the venue.
Event warmup:

Ha, warm up. It was 35* when we started, so the 3 layers of clothes would have to do the trick.
Bike
  • 4h 45m 59s
  • 40 miles
  • 8.39 mile/hr
Comments:

I believe we could have gone faster through the gravel and grass. The ST beat the crap outta me. I think I totaled 4 wipeouts, but I did have a ton of other tribulations through there.
What would you do differently?:

Not fall. Make more prudent decisions when choosing races?
Post race
Warm down:

Eat Brats and drink beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Ability. Genetics. Practice. Conditioning. Any combination of the above.

Event comments:

First ever MTB race. I quite enjoyed it, but have a long way to go before I am comfortable on the MTB. Singletrack is tight, and I need to get more comfortable with theidea of picking up the pace.




Last updated: 2016-12-20 12:00 AM
Biking
04:45:59 | 40 miles | 8.39 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Wind: Strong
Course: Winding through the Carlton Preserve. 8 of the first 10 miles were on the "Boldly Go" single track. Mostly gravel grinding after that, although the few miles through "Live Long and Prosper" singletrack after mile 20 were briutal. Grass track for 10+ after that and finally some more gravel and a piece of easy singletrack on the Red Trail to finish.
Road:  Dry Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Good Hills:
Race pace: Comfortable Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2017-01-09 10:46 AM

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2017-01-10 6:44 AM
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Subject: RE: Piggy's Revenge

That is a heck of a long race for your first MTB race. That took lots of guts to enter and finish. Good job. If you do it again, I'll come down and do it, too. I will make you look good!

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2017-01-10 8:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Piggy's Revenge

Great job! That was a long first race! I'm sorry that it was so cold out.  At least it was sunny. I suppose that the extra layers added some padding?

Are you ready for the next one?

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2017-01-10 8:14 AM
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Subject: RE: Piggy's Revenge

Originally posted by ceilidh

That is a heck of a long race for your first MTB race. That took lots of guts to enter and finish. Good job. If you do it again, I'll come down and do it, too. I will make you look good!

It was either guts or simply bad decision making I think I'll consider it for next year, although my buddy Dan has sworn off anything that long.

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2017-01-10 8:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Piggy's Revenge

Originally posted by jmkizer

Great job! That was a long first race! I'm sorry that it was so cold out.  At least it was sunny. I suppose that the extra layers added some padding?

Are you ready for the next one?

I'm looking at a couple of options coming up. It really wasn't that bad once we got going.

Extra padding was appreciated! I didn't put any details in about the crash that sent me tumbling towards the creek. Padding didn't help. Adrenaline did!

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2017-01-10 9:16 AM
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Subject: RE: Piggy's Revenge

What an entry into MTB racing!!  Congratulations on entering, competing, finishing and not killing yourself in the process  You need to get over to Alaafia and ride what the Ragnar race called the red loop, I think you'd have a blast.

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2017-01-10 11:28 AM
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Getting through the MTB race in one piece is quite an accomplishment - congrats!

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2017-01-10 3:57 PM
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40 miles for your first MTB race = WOW!  Nice work coming out of it unscathed, as it sounds, despite the 4 wipeouts.  Congrats on not getting eaten by a pig, snake, bear or gator!

Brats + beers = solid finishing rewards

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2017-01-12 3:38 PM
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Subject: RE: Piggy's Revenge
Very nice Chris! Sounds like quite the adventure and will be something you remember for a long time! Thumbs up!
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2017-01-12 5:35 PM
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That is one long first time in a mountain bike race distance!  Given the weather and number of layers & falls I would say you rocked it and kicked butt!

 

Besides, I am too chicken to try riding MTB, I know I will break something. 

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2017-01-13 4:54 AM
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Congratulations on finishing your first MTB race, you sure picked a good one! Love the warm down of brats and beer.
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2017-01-13 12:22 PM
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Thanks all, it was a fun event.

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