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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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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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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.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    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...
    The difference between "Bold" and "Stupid"
    is often measured by the severity of your injuries.

    63 yr old MTB newbie and his lovely bride

    His: '08 Roubaix S-Works, ''11 Stumpjumper FSR Comp, '11 TriCross Comp, '11 Globe SS with Brooks B-17W saddle
    Hers:'08 Ruby Pro, '11 Safire FSR Comp, '11 TriCross Comp, '11 Skinny Benny SS with Brooks B-17 saddle
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by rubic View Post
    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.
    The difference between "Bold" and "Stupid"
    is often measured by the severity of your injuries.

    63 yr old MTB newbie and his lovely bride

    His: '08 Roubaix S-Works, ''11 Stumpjumper FSR Comp, '11 TriCross Comp, '11 Globe SS with Brooks B-17W saddle
    Hers:'08 Ruby Pro, '11 Safire FSR Comp, '11 TriCross Comp, '11 Skinny Benny SS with Brooks B-17 saddle
    Theirs: '10 Breezer 3-speed commuter

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