Pic of the start of 12 hours of Dauset, thanks to Duckman.
I just saw the results of the race, and not only was I first Solo Female, I was also first Singlespeed overall. That means I came in ahead of all the SS males, and I think that is sweet! I thought I did 11 laps, but I actually did 10. Only 95 miles, that's disappointing..I thought I had done over 100, but I missed the cutoff by only a minute or so.
Thanks for all the replies re your thoughts on passing..whether in comments, over email, in person...I'm glad us girls aren't the only ones that experience it. So, I've decided to build a fixed gear and only do long point to point races on it, maybe that way I won't have to deal with inconsiderate passing. Thanks for the idea, Dave.
OK, not really. I only have one more race this year, and I'm quite happy about this. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm also now looking forward to being done racing for the year. I feel like it's time to enjoy some fall beer festivals, and to ride some new trails that I don't often get a chance to ride. I may actually start running again in the "offseason" for some cross training and variety. I feel strong right now, but not as well rounded of an athlete as I used to be. Who knows, maybe I will actually jump in on an adventure race again next year. It has been awhile.