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Rode the Mudslinger

Old 04-05-05, 10:11 PM
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Rode the Mudslinger

I've raced once before a few years ago, but this was my first race of hopefully a full season this year. It was an amazing experience with a well respected race in the area. I entered in the Men's Open Beginner class and got 2nd place. So I did a little better than I expected I'd do, but there was a lot of steep climbing and that's what I do best. Still not ready for the Sport division, though... Our lap was only 14 miles and 2000 ft. of elevation gain, while the sport/elite division raced 37 miles and 5000 ft. of elevation gain. I felt my lungs burning half way up the hill, and after the race I had a deep congestion built up in my lungs from over exertion. Anyways, I'm looking forward to more races this year, and hope to get in a little better shape soon so they don't kill me as bad as this one did. I completely recommend entering races for a very rewarding challenge and a good time all around.
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Old 04-06-05, 01:22 PM
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Sweet! nice job finishing 2nd. 14 miles is about an average beginner course. I can't imagine a 37 mile race though, that's crazy. I'm working up there, I just entered the junior sport category. Good luck with the rest of the seaon, hopefully you're able to do as well as you did in this one.
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