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Old 07-11-12, 09:10 PM   #1
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My first mtb race in 20 years!

It's this Sat., 7/14. I signed up for Beginner Men 50+ That number makes me laugh as I feel like I'm 25. Wish me luck.
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Thanks! My goal is simple: ride as hard as I can and finish w/o any mishaps.
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You should venture into the new Masters racing sub-forum. Lots of advice and support to be had.
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That feeling like 25--Add another 100 to that after the race and just hope it is not halfway through the race.

Usual suggestions- drink well before the event- you will not have much time during it--Eat a good breakfast and don't take the usual route of starting slow.

Good luck and don't fall off.
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Hey gang, I got 3rd place! Thanks for your tips and encouragement.
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Hey gang, I got 3rd place! Thanks for your tips and encouragement.
Up a categorie for next year--WHAT HAVE YOU DONE

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Thanks, all! I just found out my time beat all but 2 of the 40-49s :-) In fact, most of us 50+ guys did. Woo-hoo!

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