Race went OK. I did the 6hr solo.
The laps were 9 miles long. I got in 7 laps on the Basher in 5.5 hours. I did 7 laps and should have done 8. Mike Curtes won with 8 laps at 5hrs and 15mn and beat RonKo by 40 yards.
I am a little disappointed because if I knew then what I now I would have been a little more prepared. I could have gotten another lap in if I was. I would have had more bottles ready and eaten on course. I took too much time in my pit and lost the time I put in on the course standing around. I also didn't know if I would be blown at 4hrs so I took a little break at 4hrs but in the end I don't think I needed it and should have just kept going. If I could have finished with the same laps I would have been pretty happy.
So, 63 miles in 5.5hrs on the ss should be a good pre season test. I am happy with that. I didn't have any cramping issues and rode hard the whole time. I felt fast compared to others but just lost too much time in the pits.
Next up Iola.
It would be an understatement to say I am nervous/excited/pumped/anxious for Sunday!
8 months ago