Sunday, April 27, 2008

24 hours of Vail Lake- done

24 hours of Vail Lake is over. It was a tough tough race. The mileage was low but that doesn't mean there wasn't some suffering going on. I only rode 112.42 miles but climbed 16478 feet. Oh, did I mention the weather was cloud-free with a pleasant 95+ degrees? There are also no trees on the course. Luckily, my nutrition and pacing strategy worked and I was able to start in 1st and keep it throughout the race while keeping the intensity and pace civilized and within training limits. I had a couple of longer night laps because 1) I lost my RFID card and 2) My barmount light died on the first climb of my 2nd night lap. Still, I got to take a 2 hour nap and finish at 9am! I didn't want to wreck myself since we have Dirt Sweat & Gears next weekend and 24 hours of Conyers in 4 weeks. Despite some heat-related suffering, Eddie made the podium in the Mens Solo too, so that was even better news. Thanks to the following for helping to make the weekend a big success all around:

Vassago Cycles, Kris & Mike for the support, Brian and Carol Ann for the last minute supplies and much needed company, Orion for the company and delicious pizza, Eddie for the coaching and absolutely everything else he does to help my racing, and Granny Gear for a putting on a great race.

Oh, and how can I forget, thanks to Mark and Katie for taking good care of Jackson and Porter..whom I miss very much! That is really why I can't wait to get home :)

For more race reporting, see the Granny Gear webcast here.


Blogger allan said...

WOOHOO!!! Awesome job guys. Congrats!!!!

4:27 AM  
Blogger Mallie said...

I watched all throughout the day and early morning, but my comments weren't as prolific as Carey's. Darn it!

Way to go Nam! First one down with a first place finish. That's the way to start.

4:33 AM  
Blogger Mark D. said...

"Only 112 miles" ya big slacker you j/k

Congrats to both of y'all

4:43 AM  
Blogger joseph said...

killer job. you beat me by a few spots at dauset last fall, so it makes me glad to know i got beat by a winner. i mean, yeah 'you're a girl', but a fast girl. congrats.


5:40 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Congrats Nam. I KNEW you were going to win. I don't know what to do with myself now, since I can't check the granny gear website every ten minutes for updates.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Duckman said...

Congratulations. The bike fit must have worked out for ya.

6:25 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Awesome job at the race. It was nice to meet you both. Hopefully I will get to fly out to an East Coast event and help out with a race there. Good luck at your upcomming events.

Mike Rick

1:35 PM  
Blogger Namrita O'Dea said...

thanks, all.

mike--especially thanks to you. you were awesome support for us, it would be great to have you back especially since you are now a seasoned veteran ;)

7:47 PM  
Blogger angelo24hpassion said...

Ciao Namrita.

Waiting a reply from Eddie to put someone on my 24h website
I already write something about your nice race in my last news, but I think is cool with a coople of picture......

Angelo from Italy

11:15 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

Great job! You went out and did exactly what you needed to do. I'm gonna have to live vicariously through you this year! Keep riding strong!

8:00 AM  

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