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Old 08-29-09, 12:29 PM   #1
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Bucket of Blood Race

My bride and I just finished our first Bucket of Blood race in Holbrook, AZ. It is only 19 miles, but it starts with a 9 mile climb and then turns around for a descent into the wind. She beat me by 2 minutes and came in 1st in her category - I came in 4th in the old guy group.

Next year the podium!
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so 9 miles of downhill- and we all know that when gravity takes over- Weight of the rider and bike come into play

So before next year- buy the wife a lighter bike.
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so 9 miles of downhill- and we all know that when gravity takes over- Weight of the rider and bike come into play

So before next year- buy the wife a lighter bike.
I was riding with nobody in sight and I was sure that my 33.8 for about 1 mile would be gaining on her. It turns out that she was riding with somebody faster and she made 34.2 for the same stretch. I never had a chance.

She already has a Specialized Ruby Pro at around 15#. It isn't the bike, it's the engine...
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in that case fix the engine,buy her all the chocolate that you can afford without cutting into the bike budget,that way she'll be slower going up the hill.
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Ha! This sure jogs my memory. When I was 10 in 1959 I went to see the movie "A Bucket Of Blood" which was a funny horror movie about a frustrated artist with Edgar Allen Poe tendencies.
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Ha! This sure jogs my memory. When I was 10 in 1959 I went to see the movie "A Bucket Of Blood" which was a funny horror movie about a frustrated artist with Edgar Allen Poe tendencies.
The race is named for the infamous Holbrook saloon. Northern Arizona was the wild west and Holbrook was a center of wildness. This is a big day for the city. They start with bike and foot races and then have a pancake breakfast, street fair, and parade.
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