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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
United States
Viking Biking Club
82F / 28C
Sunny
Total Time = 00m
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Age Group =
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Pre-race routine:

Drive about an hour to get my azz there to get a decent parking spot.
Only had one nanner and some water.
Event warmup:

Why? Seriously.
Bike
  • 00m
  • 62.14 miles
  • 0.00 mile/hr
Comments:

Hills = bad. Yes, they were bad. They attacked you relentlessly.
Stupid Garmin stopped after mile 40 to 45 somewhere due to low battery, even though I charged it up the day before.


What would you do differently?:

Nada. I'm not a serious athlete. I had fun. If I was selfish, I would have left my friends, but that's not what I do.
Really check to see if the Garmin's battery was completely charged.
Post race
Warm down:

BEER!
Oh, yeah, and Culver's ice custard! YUMMERS!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Age. Not being serious. 82 deg. F. and humid! Didn't really care to go faster.

Event comments:

Beer and food were good and plentiful. The 2 aid station stops were stocked and volunteers friendly.

I spy with my little eye, the following peeps:
Tripletmom (Tammy) behind me in the parking lot, with donnawiz and her two friends Dan and Norm(correct?). There was Tony 2Goggs, Lazymarathoner (Kristen), Whizzzzz and MissKelly, Craig and Amyjo (caught them around the 2nd rest stop, Wavedog (BEER!), mndiver and his Kelly, bertgwen, Schmize (what a kick-azz biker, doing the 200K in a great time!), Holly and ****bb(??) (dude, I need to clean my ears and try to remember who you are, sorry).

Well, it was calling peeps, trying to figure out who's getting together and where, and yada yada. I went down to the start, and everybody already left. I waited for awhile, but didn't see anyone. Had a toidy break in the port-a-potty at the start, waited a little longer, then took off. Followed a couple of people and we missed the first turn! Unbelievable. So had to backtrack a little and get back on course. Got called a couple of times by Kristen wondering where the heck I was. Found out later she started in the other direction and missed the first part of the course where I was.
Eventually caught up with AJ, who was having mechanical difficulties, Craig, Kristen, bertgwen, and Wavedog. Saw Whizzzzz and MissKelly at stop #2.
Miserably humidity and unbelievable long, hard climbs made this a grueling "event" (thanks, Whizzzzz ;) ). But, with good peeps around, I couldn't have been any happier.
Yep, I wore arm warmers, and some peeps gave me shat about that. Guess what? My arms weren't all sweaty, the arm pads weren't soaked and slippery, and when I needed to wipe the salty sweat from my brow, I had the arm warmers to whisk it away!
I didn't walk up any of the hills, but I did have cramps a couple of times, and had to walk once on a flat area. AJ stopped and waited for me - MUCH APPRECIATED! I was a little worried about Kristen's chain slipping a couple of times, and AJ's asthma kicking in due to the humidity.
Craig wanted to see me eat for once. I disappointed him. Maybe next time, when you bring the bullhorn. ;)
Oh, on the 2nd to the last MAJOR hill, some brute of a guy with 45" pipes of arms gashed the heck out of his right calf when his gear slipped or something and his foot unclipped and dug into the front crank or pedal. It was a huge, very deep gash - pretty serious. It looked like a flap with a big, red horizontal smile. He toughened it out and continued on the last 2 miles or so. I'll give that guy credit.
Oh yeah, a shoutout for Kristen's final surge from behind in the last 30 yards and "chicking" me. Stinker. ;)




Last updated: 2009-06-20 12:00 AM
Biking
00:00:00 | 62.14 miles | 0.00 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Garmin conked out due to low battery, so didn't get the full time. Bummer.
Wind: Little
Course: BIG MOFO HILLS! About 3 super-fast flydowns, but the rest, uh, almost made me cry "MERCY!". Ruthless, long, painful super-inclines. Over 6,000 or more climbing feet!
Road: Rough Dry Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Bad
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

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2009-06-21 9:19 PM

Iron Donkey
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2009-06-21 9:26 PM
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YOU GOT CHICKED!!!

 

 

Oh wait, I did, too...

2009-06-22 8:04 AM
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wavedog - 2009-06-21 9:26 PM

YOU GOT CHICKED!!!

 

 

Oh wait, I did, too...

What was up with your feet at the end?  I didn't realize you were walking it up the final few yards, since I was laughing at Craig and mndiver yelling at me.  Bertgwen went after K, though.

2009-06-22 8:19 AM
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Awesome job out there. Tough conditions with the heat...but we did it!! Thanks for always waiting for me. 

2009-06-22 8:38 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2009-06-22 8:04 AM

wavedog - 2009-06-21 9:26 PM

YOU GOT CHICKED!!!

 

 

Oh wait, I did, too...

 

What was up with your feet at the end?  I didn't realize you were walking it up the final few yards, since I was laughing at Craig and mndiver yelling at me.  Bertgwen went after K, though.

My speedplays were jamming up and I wasn't able to clip in AT ALL for the last hill. Gotta take a look at those today...

2009-06-22 9:11 AM
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Sounds like tough ride but made all the better with so many fun BTers out there with you. If my husband ever gets transferred to Racine I'd love to do this.


2009-06-22 10:03 AM
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Great job Fill! It was good to see you out there! Did you get your eyebrows waxed recently? Because you looked marvelous!
2009-06-22 10:18 AM
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Best part of my ride was screaming at you to get up that damn hill.

2009-06-22 12:28 PM
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Iron Donkey
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amyjotris - 2009-06-22 8:19 AM

Awesome job out there. Tough conditions with the heat...but we did it!! Thanks for always waiting for me. 

Always a pleasure to help you out during these "events".  But, don't expect this treatment at IM - I need to stay ahead of you, well, hopefully after the swim anyways!

2009-06-22 12:30 PM
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Iron Donkey
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KathyG - 2009-06-22 9:11 AM Sounds like tough ride but made all the better with so many fun BTers out there with you. If my husband ever gets transferred to Racine I'd love to do this.

I don't think you'll be saying "love" when you do this.  

PRETTY DARN TOUGH, but well worth to get this under the belt!

2009-06-22 4:23 PM
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Iron Donkey
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mndiver - 2009-06-22 10:18 AM

Best part of my ride was screaming at you to get up that damn hill.

Much appreciated, Bryan!  It brought me a big smile!



2009-06-22 6:46 PM
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I knew I should have brought the bull horn

2009-06-22 7:06 PM
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I can't believe Craig didn't bring the bullhorn.  Great job out there.  I HATE hills.

2009-06-22 8:33 PM
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Wow - ICK!!! 
And also - WAY TO GO!
2009-06-22 9:17 PM
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Nice job on the ride Phil! Overcoming muscle cramps on a ride like that is not easy.

Good to see you again.
2009-06-22 9:40 PM
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MissKelly - 2009-06-22 9:17 PM Nice job on the ride Phil! Overcoming muscle cramps on a ride like that is not easy. Good to see you again.

You and Whizzzzz are always fun to talk with.  Good to see you again, too!



2009-06-22 9:41 PM
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Iron Donkey
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firstnet911 - 2009-06-22 6:46 PM

I knew I should have brought the bull horn

Maybe I shouldn't be so wishful?

2009-06-22 9:43 PM
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Iron Donkey
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Joe Runner - 2009-06-22 7:06 PM

I can't believe Craig didn't bring the bullhorn.  Great job out there.  I HATE hills.

He did pretty darn well w/out it, I thought!

HILLS!  It's whats for dinner!

2009-06-24 12:44 PM
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Way to get 'er done.  Nice to see you at the feed table
2009-06-24 1:13 PM
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Iron Donkey
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schmize - 2009-06-24 12:44 PM Way to get 'er done.  Nice to see you at the feed table

I really don't see how you good be all happy and chipper after what you did!

2009-06-25 2:26 PM
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wavedog - 2009-06-21 10:26 PM

YOU GOT CHICKED!!!

 

 

Oh wait, I did, too...



Sorry boys, I couldn't resist. Never underestimate the will of a woman desperate to get off her bike and hit the Culver's tent


2009-06-25 2:31 PM
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Nice work out there Phil and thanks for keeping us entertained! I'd say we had a pretty good time despite some nasty conditions. I don't know where you get the energy to sing and joke while riding up steep hills in the scorching heat!
2009-07-06 8:54 AM
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Wow, nice ride.  Sounded like a wonderful day of training! 

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