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Keyesville Classic Mountain Bike Race, California
United States
Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association
Sunny
Total Time = 55m
Overall Rank = 8/11
Age Group = 50+
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Few miles on the pavement...and left on to Pearl Harbor...rode a little dirt...wanted to make sure the gears were all dialed in...feeling good! bike was shifting great...and my legs were feeling great, too!
Event warmup:

a little loop around the staging area.

ate a gu and a cliff bar...

added HEED to my water bottle...
Bike
  • 2h 03m 10s
  • 16.3 miles
  • 7.94 mile/hr
Comments:

Great race course...lots of technical riding. Beautiful area...and amazing people!
What would you do differently?:

Ride my mountain bike more! ride the bike that I borrowed a little more...to get used to the gears.

DRINK MORE WATER...time to buy another camel bak.

Post race
Warm down:

Warm down...no warm down...stop and talk to the other racers at the finish...hang to see who what girls will be comimg in behind me. Went and got my glass and headed to the brew tent! YUMMY BEER! is that hydrating? cuz if so, I hydrated a lot!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

MY LEGS...I do not think I had any on the second loop! NO LEGS!! WHAT DE????

More water! I lost my camel bak somewhere and was depending on feed/water stations and my mere lonely water bottle...Hate reaching for it while racing...so I do not drink much of it...more just the water station waters! NOT GOOD! need to hydrate more!

I seem to want to start out to fast and sometimes do not have the legs needed to finish...this is what I felt I did this race....but still happy with the overall finish.

Event comments:

This is race is put on by a small mountain bike club and they do an AWESOME JOB! this is the 20th year they have done it...and they do know what to do...this year is the first year they used chips for finishing and it worked like a charm! results were posted really quickly...with little or no protests....Awards and Raffle were on time....great staging area with lots of vendors and food tents. WAY FUN! look forward to 2009~


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Last updated: 2008-03-18 12:00 AM
Biking
02:03:10 | 16.3 miles | 7.94 mile/hr
Age Group: 8/
Overall: 5/11
Performance: Good
This is a really tough cross country...lots of uphill...lots of sandy turns with rocky roll overs....the back side has a SCREAMING downhill and then there is that darn steep PEARL HARBOR RODE CLIMB!...SUX! especially on the second loop! Love the last little stretch into the staging area...lots of rolling hills on a fast little singletrack trail...WAY TOO MUCH FUN! why can't the whole race be like this!? ;) Elevation gain of 1309 feet per loop...so ttl elevation of 2600ft.... beautiful course and the day is gorgeous compared to the day before when I got snowed on while waiting to race the downhill and while I was helping with the Awards Ceremony and Raffle.....love the sun!!!! it is keeping us much warmer! and I did not have to wear all that winter gear for the race...in shorts and jersey only! no jacket.
Wind: Some
Course: 8 mile loop with 1309 foot elevation gain each loop. I raced sport...which is two loops Beginners one loop Sport - two loops Expert - three loops Pros - four loops (ARE THEY CRAZY!?!) ;)
Road: Rough  Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2008-03-18 12:47 PM

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Champion
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Subject: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race


2008-03-18 1:49 PM
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Elite
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Subject: RE: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race

Sounds like your weekend was a total blast!!!!!!  You did amazing! Well done!!  

 

Can I come with you next year?  

2008-03-18 3:17 PM
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Master
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That looks like soooo much fun!  Great job!
2008-03-19 6:15 AM
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Master
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Subject: RE: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race

That totally looks like fun.... but in a painful way.  Nice job!

Makes we want to try MTBing. 

2008-03-19 7:14 AM
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2008-03-19 3:40 PM
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Subject: RE: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race
dredwards - 2008-03-19 4:15 AM

That totally looks like fun.... but in a painful way.  Nice job!

Makes we want to try MTBing. 

I say go for tri it...the beginner class is great! and the community is just as supportive as the triathlete community (well almost)! If you have a mtn bike and ride it at all...I say find a race near by and do it! you will soon be as hooked....as I am sure you are with tris!



2008-03-19 5:50 PM
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Science Nerd
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Subject: RE: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race
That looks like a really fun ride!!  Nice job. 
2008-03-19 7:43 PM
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Master
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GREAT JOB...way to kick a$$..
2008-03-19 9:10 PM
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Reno8 - 2008-03-19 5:43 PM GREAT JOB...way to kick a$$..

thanks Steve!!! I could not have made it half this far without all my fabulous cheerleaders...I mean hottie cheerleaders!!!!

2008-03-19 9:39 PM
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TinkerBeth
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Subject: RE: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race

Awesome job Julie! and great pics

proud to know you girlfriend! - you ROCK!!!!! 

2008-03-20 11:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Keyesville Classic 20th Annual Mountain Bike Race
lastcall2003 - 2008-03-19 7:39 PM

Awesome job Julie! and great pics

proud to know you girlfriend! - you ROCK!!!!! 

thanks TinkerBeth.....right back atcha! you have been such a big part of my support!!



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