Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: West Coast of Finland
Bikes: EAI Brassknuckle fixed Sannino fixed, Thorn Club Tour, Soma Smoothie
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First race, bonk, puke and near collapse
Just poking in quickly before I go lay down. Finished my first race, a annual local 75km arranged by the cycling club in town. My time came out at 2:23 wich surprised me a bit. All was going fine until i had to push hard outside the group for a while because I couldn't find a gap, then I just faded as they went up a hill and fell back. My pulse was off the chart and my breathing got choppy and I wnt slower and slower until I had to stop, and up came the sports drink. this was about 57km into the race. After standing around for a couple of minutes I felt it was safe to go on, and finished the race at 25-26km/h.
Exhausted, sore and extremely happy all at once now.
Here's me about to cross the line: