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Old 11-08-02, 05:35 PM   #1
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I'm famous!

I suck, but I'm famous.
OK maybe not famous but I raced in my first MTB race this year. Didn't do too well but I feel good that I did it. Two years ago I couldn't make it around the course once without stopping several times to catch my breath. For the race we had to do two laps. Never would have thought I'd ever enter a race when I started riding. Just did it for the exercise. Would have done better except for a meeting with a tree limb which shattered my helmet.

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Old 11-08-02, 06:03 PM   #2
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Good job man! Racing makes you a better rider, where you place is icing.
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Old 11-08-02, 07:11 PM   #4
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Your new Giro?
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Right on, dude.
In my first race in 15 years this summer I placed toward the middle of the field. Despondent and irritated, someone reminded me that I just did something very few people can do. He was right.

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Old 11-08-02, 07:31 PM   #6
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Congratulations DG

How's your head?
Will Giro replace the helmet? Hope so.
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Old 11-08-02, 08:33 PM   #7
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Congratulations! Good to see a Missouri boy make good. Your time impresses me. I'd consider it a good first race.
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Old 11-08-02, 10:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for all you comments. Makes me want to race again!
My head is fine now. Had a headache for a few days though. Giro did replace the helmet with a 2003 model. Very good of them. No Fubes, that was the old helmet that I smashed. 2001 model. It had velcro tabs on the Roc-Loc system that were too small. Kept coming loose. Found out later you could get replacement velcro, (larger) from them for free.
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Old 11-08-02, 11:47 PM   #9
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Good to see a Missouri boy make good.
I second that. Congratulations, hope your heads O.K.

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Old 11-09-02, 11:20 AM   #10
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Congrats! How long ago did you get into MTB?
I hope to race one day in the near future.

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Nice one DG
Sure wish we had races like that over here.
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Old 11-10-02, 02:09 PM   #12
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I already knew you were famous, J.B.

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