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Flagstaff, Arizona
United States
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49F / 9C
Total Time = 11h 38m 20s
Overall Rank = 57/57
Age Group = duo 104
Age Group Rank = 12/12
Pre-race routine:

Had rained the last couple of days leading up to the race. Parked at the turn in and hitched a ride with Jason and Erin down into the property of the ranch.
Bike
  • 6h 44m 59s
  • 53.1 miles
  • 7.87 mile/hr
Comments:

1st loop was great with the exception of a flat! 2nd loop?????? At mile 11, broke my chain and trashed my rear derailluer. Started walking, running, hiking for the next 15 miles. A guy gave me a quick link and I tried making my bike a single speed but........the quick link was for a 10 speed. I have a......9 speed! So i kept trucking with a run 5min and walk 5 min strategy. Rained on me in buckets for about 30min 2 different times. When I got back to the turn off, it was about 4:02pm. The cutoff was @ 4! But due to a bad wreck that delayed the race for 35min, they extended the cutoff!!!!!!!!!!! My partner's(4agoodlife) husband(jclarke450) seen me FINALLY coming in to the barn and ran out to tell me! It was like taking a huge weight off me and let me know the grind was worth every challenging second!!!!!!!!! I so did not want to face Erin after missing the cut off!!!! So then Erin takes off and wrecks and breaks her 2 front teeth and still kicked my but doing a 2hr30min loop!!!!! We finished with 2 minutes to spare before the race cutoff was called! Yes, we got a DFL, but finishing facing the challenges we faced through out the day was victory in itself!!! We would not be denied!!! Can't wait til next year! This race REALLY poked me in the chest and I won't allow it. Gonna sign up for the solo next year and do the 104 miles! It will be a challenging year and I'm looking forward to it!
What would you do differently?:

Not a D(*& thing!
Post race
Warm down:

beer and french fries!!!!!!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

my bike




Last updated: 2014-03-21 12:00 AM
Biking
06:44:59 | 53.1 miles | 7.87 mile/hr
Age Group: 12/12
Overall: 57/57
Performance: Good
kept it 140ish then climbs 150ish, severe climbs, whatever it took to get to the top:)
Wind: Little
Course: 2 26 mile loops. Alternating as this was a relay. I did the 1st and 3rd loops.
Road: Rough Wet Cadence:
Turns: Good Cornering: Good
Gear changes: Average Hills: Good
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

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2014-09-08 1:46 PM

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2014-09-08 9:16 PM
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You and Erin make a heck of a team!!  Congrats on an epic race (to borrow Erin's word for it).  I'm betting neither of you is going to forget this one anytime soon!

2014-09-08 11:36 PM
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Todd, Todd, He's our man. If he can't do it, nobody can.  So glad you didn't give up!

Heckuva way to earn finisher's medals, pardner. I may frame the number and bandana

2014-09-09 9:32 AM
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Originally posted by laffinrock

You and Erin make a heck of a team!!  Congrats on an epic race (to borrow Erin's word for it).  I'm betting neither of you is going to forget this one anytime soon!


I doubt we will EVER forget this one!!! Thanks! I had a great time and would change a few things but now that it's over, I can say I had a great time! It still beat going to work!
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