Monday, September 24, 2007

All business



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.

6 Comments:

Blogger i8chocolate said...

Whoohoo!! Congratulations, Namrita!! I'm proud of you for such a great accomplishment! And proud to know you!
(oops, put this previously to the wrong post)

6:57 AM  
Blogger Mallie said...

It'll sound sappy, but you know you're an inspiration and a role model to a lot of folks. You looked great every time I saw you on Saturday. One more event then you get to enjoy some cross training time. Come down to the Maconga and come to gym with me. We can swim and lift!

9:32 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

aw, thanks mallie, that is nice of you to say.

but....driving to macon to go to the gym??? hmmmmmmmm...i will have to think about that one ;)

9:43 AM  
Blogger namrita o'dea said...

Thanks, L.

Are we ever going to get to ride together again? Lemme know if you're up for any Vomet this week. :)

11:24 AM  
Blogger Mallie said...

Really just trying to get us together once in a while. We could work it around a ride! ;)

3:12 PM  
Blogger msysing said...

Hey Nam,

Congrats! Awesome season. Another win for Vassago cycles. I hate it when you get some super competitive jerks not realizing how narrow the trail is.
Are you getting rid of any of your old 29er stuff? I am looking for wheelsets and forks. Let me know. Hey, would you be up for the trans rockies sometime?

Laterz,
Mel

7:17 PM  

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