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My First Podium Finish

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  1. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    This year has been my first year of racing both mountain & road bikes, and after many close calls and bad luck I finally finished 2nd in yesterday Turkey Day Crit.

    Last week I did a mountain bike race and fell from 1st to 16th in 2 laps, needless to say I was really discouraged after that race. It was really nice to end my race season with a podium finish.

    Anyway: just thought I would share my story.

    :thumb:
     

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  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Congrats.
     
  3. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    thanks man
     
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    Congrats!!

    but shouldn't a turkey day crit be closer to Thanksgiving ?
     
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  6. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    It use too be but I guess now they hold it on the organizers dday (death day)
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Thanks beautiful
     
  8. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    Awesome!!! :thumb:

    race report?
     
  9. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Freaking easy!

    It was a 14.3 mile Crit with 11 laps. A little over a mile per lap. Snow Valley did a great job hosting the even and the roads where in great condition. The ride was totally flat, with only a slight downhill for the finishing 1/3 mile.

    A total of 50 people entered the race and 45 finished. My team did a wonderful job controlling the race pace (25mph avg). Many teams including mine tried to make a break but were easily pulled back in. For the finishing lap I had the strongest legs so my teammate pulled me as hard as he could and I nailed second with him rolling in for third. We hit 44mph for the field sprint. All 5 members of out team finished in the top 20. Alot of fun
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    damn, thats fast
     
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    Reactor Turbo Monkey

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    That's one hell of a sprint. I think the fastest I've ever hit was 40, barely. Great job!
     
  12. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    now comes the hard part, staying in shape over the winter months
     
  13. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Thanks.... alot of help with the slight downhill. We had to makup about 15spots so it was all or nothing.

    I hit 55mph this year at Mt. Nebo. That race was stupid hard with alot of climbs. But the downhill was great.

    I wish there was somewhere close for me to test out my DH skillz on a MTB. I think it's something I would be pretty good at.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Congratulations :thumb:
     
  15. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    if there is a slight downhill, doesnt that mean that there is a slight uphill somehwhere too? :blah:

    Congrats on the finish, I know I could never do that!
     
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    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Congrats! I always hear the Snow Valley does a good job. Don't let a couple bad races get you down, you just have to find what works and stick to it.
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    no doubt, since my last xc race (11th) I have biked less than 2 hours...and zero other exercise (except volleyball but I dont count that)


    I have an XC race Sunday, and may do a 5k race (run) the following week (ugh, its been many months since I ran)
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    yeah...........and MancilG what happened that you went from 1st to 16th? (and was 16th last place?)
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    I was racing on some super tight single track and ended up getting past by a few other racers in my class. Then I got stuck by a expert women who I just couldn't get past, when I finally did get past her I took off with everything I had to try and catch the 3 guys in front of me. Well after a few miles of chasing I cracked.

    I ended up 16th out of 28.
     
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    :stupid: Congrats!