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Wildcat Epic 100 - CycleMountain Biking

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New Paltz, New York
United States
Adventure Junction
80F / 27C
Total Time = 9h 33m
Overall Rank = 24/43
Age Group = NA
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, with garlic bread. Same for dinner after day 1, along with Accelerade, and a lot of water. Bagels and bananas for breakfast
Event warmup:

First 1.7 miles was a convoy start, no real need to warm up.
  • 9h 33m
  • 100 miles
  • 10.47 mile/hr
Post race
Warm down:

Therapy sports massage

Event comments:

I would recommend this race to someone who has done a lot mountain biking, but it is not for beginner MTBers. I was thinking pretty hard on Saturday about not finishing on Sunday. But by Saturday evening, I was ready again. The legs didn't feel too bad Sat night, mostly the lower back and where the saddle meets the bum. But a few minutes back on the saddle Sun morning, and it was good to go.

Last updated: 2011-08-15 12:00 AM
09:33:00 | 100 miles | 10.47 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 24/43
Wind: Little
Course: Day 1: Climb-fest, cramped up about 3 hours in, on a climb after getting to the peak, on the way back down. Some parts seemed to be uphill both ways. Backed off the gearing, spun at lower RPMs, so the legs could regenerate. At this point, I had eaten a Cliff bar, and probably 2 Gu gels. Maybe 60 Oz of water. Guess it wasn't enough. Back was also hurting after the first hour, probably due to fitness and all the climbing. Day 2: More technical, less climbing, so I'm off the bike more, the back felt better. Tried Hammer pills for electrolytes, not sure if they worked, took Hammer liquid as well, and some gels. No cramping issues, even on the last 5 mile sprint back along the Wallkill R2T
Road: Potholes Wet Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks: Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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] 5

2011-08-15 8:55 PM

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