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The 508 – Sunday

The 508 – Sunday

The start of the race is here. We are all checked in, past inspection, loaded up, and ready to go. Or at least we hope we are ready to go. I don’t know where it is coming from, but I am more nervous than usual, before a race. Maybe it isn’t even nerves, but a mix of emotions. This will be my first attempt at a race like this. I have done similar stuff, 2 person team at 24 hours, but this will be slightly different. First, we are stuck sitting in a car when we are resting. Not the…

The 508 – Saturday

The 508 – Saturday

It’s Saturday morning and I am out in Reno, Nevada. I got out here last night. The trip went well. I had to drive to the airport, take a short 1 hour flight to San Francisco, them take and even shorter (22 minute) flight into Reno. Just as I landed, my team mates had arrived and saved me from taking the shuttle. They picked me up and I rode in an ice chest over to the hotel where we managed to get everything unloaded and into the rooms. Today will be full of bike and vehicle checks, a short ride…

Fat Tire Epic 50 Race Report

Fat Tire Epic 50 Race Report

I figured I’d start writing race reports and I’d try and write them the night after the race. This way, I could remember a bit more about the race. Well, I’ve already forgotten most of the race. No, my memory isn’t that bad, I was just putting everything I had into the pedals that I think my brain shut down. So, I’ll try and hit on everything that I remember about the race.   I felt nervous as I did before every race and lined up in the top quarter of the field. Everyone took off and a group of…

Back from the dad

I have not been on the computer a lot lately, but a lot has changed! STRAVA has been working on updating their ride views. TrainingPeaks has been totally revamping their site (but it is in beta mode now and I haven’t gotten the invite I requested). I am now a dad and have been trying to work my schedule to figure out how to train. I’m almost there.   I have been fighting a lot lately, though. I train to race mountain bikes. Long races. Yet, I do a lot of training on the road. Nothing is wrong with that,…

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