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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Lenoir City, Tennessee
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My first race
Weeee what a blast I had. I just got back from my first ever bike race. Collegate mountain biking, XC. I'm pretty out of shape but I thought it'd be fun and it was! I raced in the C class (beginner). The whole goal, since I'm out of shape and never raced before, was to finish in something other than dead last. And I think I was somewhere int he middle of the pack, didn't get to stay for my place since it started raining at the end but it was tons of fun, I'll definately do it again.
My time was 1:30.21 for a 9.55 mile single track course. I didn't realize it was such a long course and I didn't have enough carbs so I bonked about 3/4 of the way through but I know better next time.
I'm still on an endorphine rush haha, I can't believe more people don't do this! Even if you don't do well it's all for the fun of it anyway.
The class A's had to ride twice the distance that the C's did (we did 2 laps, they did 4)... it was amazing that they were passing me about 1/4 of the way through my second lap! Going about twice as fast as I was..... crazy, but instead of being discouraged I'm just going to train that much harder