Sunday, July 29, 2007

It's over.

Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.

Before the race, Danielle asked me if I have a lucky number (hers is 6). I told her not yet, I was still waiting for one to come to me. Then we joked about how my number plate for 24 Hour Nationals was 45, and that didn't really sound like a lucky number. Well, now I know, 45 is not my lucky number...neither is any combination of it...4, 5, 9, any multiple thereof.

Oh, and one more thing...there is no glory in Womens Singlespeed racing.

On a positive note, I felt freaking awesome...I doubted my legs on the first lap after the run from hell, but after I warmed up, I was on. I was really consistent until the bad luck fell upon me.

I ended up 8th out of 12 with 171.3 miles on a course that beats you to hell because it's so flat but bumpy in much of the singletrack. I had time for one more lap, but it wouldn't have made a difference. My fate was sealed with 8th place during the night. My hands, feet, and butt hurt the worst. No crashes. I was the only woman solo 24 hour singlespeeder. I guess everyone else is a lot smarter than me :)

Congrats to Danielle (3rd place solo female), Sarah Kauffman (4th place solo female), Mary Collier (5th place solo female), and Joe Partridge (3rd place SS). Also congrats to Eddie O (4th place solo male--2nd year in a row!) More later.

11 Comments:

Blogger Mark D. said...

168 miles on a single speed???

WOW!!!! That is freakin' awesome.

Way to go !!!!!

4:57 PM  
Blogger allan said...

168 miles? WOW!!! That's really impressive Namrita. Awesome job. Congrats to you and Eddie.

5:43 PM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

thanks, guys!

actually, the results say 171.3 miles now that i look at it..which makes my longest SS race to date. the winner did 257+ miles!!! crazy.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Woods said...

Congratulatoins Namrita. You are a super star. 172 miles is more than 3 TIMES the mileage I have ever done on a mtb. I am super proud of you girl. WAY TO GOOOO!!!!

6:27 AM  
Blogger Sarah K said...

Congratulations Namrita! I'm sorry for your bad luck but good for you for hanging tough and sticking it out despite it all. Where are you seeing results posted?

8:14 AM  
Blogger Sarah K said...

Congratulations Namrita! I'm sorry for all your bad luck but good for you for hanging tough and sticking it out despite it all. Where are you seeing results posted?

8:16 AM  
Blogger Mallie said...

I've always known how awesome you are. This just adds more icing to an already sweet cake!

10:33 AM  
Blogger moonbeam said...

Nice work Nam!!

So are you glad you ended up racing Nationals v. "just" the 24?

2:04 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Great job Namrita!!! You looked really strong when I saw you in the morning.

Hopefully we will be racing on a different Nationals course next year, right? One with a few hills maybe and not so many rocks!!!

4:04 PM  
Blogger VeloCC said...

Namrita, I heard of you through Danilles blog.
AWESOME JOB on you finish!!!!!
You rock!!
I have to try to ride a single speed one of these days;0

5:54 PM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

thanks, all, for the kind words. it's nice to hear especially when i wasn't 100% happy with the race.

moonbeam, yeah, i'm glad i did it. i would have finished better in the co-ed SS category (5th i think), but it doesn't really matter in the end!

8:36 AM  

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