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    Did my first MTB Race! Woot!

    Did the H2H Dark Horse Gallop at Stewart yesterday here in NY its rained 15 of the past 18 days..... 90% of the course was mud and water... no speed anywhere on the course.. just slow muddy crawling.. Painful.. and fun.. My victory was surviving =)


    http://gtluke.smugmug.com/gallery/86...70281108_um4wX

    Little rain and mud never hurt anyone right?...


    at the end before the final hill climb on the access road, there is a bridge across a usually stagnant stream... well with the absurd amounts of rain its a raging stream now.. Yeah I hit it wrong.. and went face first.. bike attached Into the stream... =) On a side note.. I came out sparkly clean lol

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    What am I wearing?Boxers. TheFountain's Avatar
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    Congrats! Especially with the cleaning bonus at the end! I volunteered at one of our local races recently (challenge at mountwood) and the course was uber-muddy! Although it's not as fun as biking on packed earth, a lil' mud and water can still = a good time....just not for your components.

    Again, congrats on your first race!

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    Way to go. Rinse and repeat.

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    Sounds like fun, how'd you do?

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    Woot-woot!!

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    I managed 5 out of 7th in my category. I had no intentions of beating anyone.. but I was the turtle that could, 1 DNF'ed im counting that as beating =) lol and one guy 10 seconds behind me with a small fight on the hill to the finish..

    Im just happy I survived.. however, ill be sticking to my road bike for a while after that, My back is busted all to hell (racing with a broken back literally broken bones and pushing yourself is bad..) =) Ill go enjoy my smooth road stuff and build endurance and speed for these once in a while Mtb whims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsilfin View Post
    racing with a broken back literally broken bones and pushing yourself is bad
    If there were a fine line between moron and maniac...I don't know where I'd put you just yet.

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