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    Women's Olympic MTB Race LIVE!

    nbcolympics.com for most US residents. Pretty cool to see this live!

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    it's not on tv
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    it's not on tv
    It was on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). I turned in at around the 1.5 hour mark. Why were there so many people abandoning? Was it the heat?
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    I noticed all the men have that nice long lean muscle and the women are more bulked up looking like men.
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    Saw it live on Radio-Canada / CBC yesterday, I'm a little sad for Marie-Hélène Prémont. It was interesting to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcormier View Post
    Saw it live on Radio-Canada / CBC yesterday, I'm a little sad for Marie-Hélène Prémont. It was interesting to watch.
    i saw it live too. what happened to her? she was supposed to pwn for Canada, but pussied out? it wasn't a mechanical issue, and she wasn't hurt to the point where she couldn't carry herself and the bike back down the mountain.

    i tuned out after the other canadian got fourth. the german power pwned the rest good job for her!

    maybe i'm sounding a little harsh; maybe something bad did happen to her - i don't know what, though.

    wasn't that hot. it was 27C with 40 - 50% humidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan View Post
    i saw it live too. what happened to her? she was supposed to pwn for Canada, but pussied out? it wasn't a mechanical issue, and she wasn't hurt to the point where she couldn't carry herself and the bike back down the mountain.

    i tuned out after the other canadian got fourth. the german power pwned the rest good job for her!

    maybe i'm sounding a little harsh; maybe something bad did happen to her - i don't know what, though.

    wasn't that hot. it was 27C with 40 - 50% humidity.
    From what I have heard, she hyperventilated and could not bring her breathing and heartbeat back to normal. I suspect it is because of the heat. The temperature rose to around 30C I think.
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    You can still watch streaming video of both the men's and women's events here.
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    Most of our trails are more technical and involve more climbing. I wouldn't want to do that course on a singlespeed, but a rigid bike would probably be fine. The switchback climb didn't seem to have any roots or rocks in it, which is somewhat unusual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    Most of our trails are more technical and involve more climbing.
    Surely you don't mean the Olympic course was technical.

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    Did you folks see the collage on womens MTB crashes? I hope they weren't hurt too badly. One bike looked like it had a bent rear wheel but the crash did not appear too bad. She also had a tough time getting back up. The other crash that looked really scary was the endo. It looked like her front wheel locked up and she then went over. I was looking for updates on them but didn't see any. Hope they are a-ok.

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