Sunday, April 20, 2008

brief update: cohutta 35

1st race is over. This could have been my best race ever. Absolutely everything went perfectly, including fitness, nutrition, strategy, and equipment. Not to mention, I can honestly say I was having fun for every single minute I was racing..it doesn't get any better than that. I will have a full report up when I have time but I was pleased to have come in 3rd place overall female (just 9 and 10 minutes off the 1st and 2nd place pro women..both of which are smokin' fast). I was scored in the singlespeed class and my time of 3:19 was good for 3rd in the SS class, also. We have a lot of bike cleanup to do today as the race was a complete mudfest, but I love to ride in that stuff so I guess it was worth it! As for the XC style racing..I loved it. I can see wanting to do more of this and less endurance stuff in the future. It was awesome to cross the finish line and not be totally wasted. The only downer is that you can't eat constantly afterwards. The beer tasted just as good, though :)

More later, here are a few pix in the meantime..

BB removed from Jabberwocky...check all the dirt! Thanks, Cody for doing the replacement.


New Optimus Ti bikes..almost done




Pit stop at Atlanta Brewing Co. on the way to the Cohutta race


Beer of choice
Pre-race Optimus Ti teaser

6 Comments:

Blogger allan said...

Congrats Nam. Mudfests are the best.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Cellarrat said...

very nice!!!

I might be down in TN for ssusa :)

3:02 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Awesome job Nam! I wish that we could have hung out more after the race...but I'll see you again soon.

10:06 PM  
Blogger Mallie said...

Way to go, Nam. I knew you didn't have anything to worry about!

6:21 AM  
Blogger msysing said...

Hey Nam,

Congrats on your latest win! It sounded like a big endeavor. I was wondering what gear selection you chose for the short xc race you did? Was it a 32/21 or 20? Let me know.

My first race is on the 9th.

Later,
Mel

10:59 PM  
Blogger msysing said...

Hey Nam,

Congrats on your latest win! It sounded like a big endeavor. I was wondering what gear selection you chose for the short xc race you did? Was it a 32/21 or 20? Let me know.

My first race is on the 9th.

Later,
Mel

11:00 PM  

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