Brasil Ride is a 7 day mountain bike stage race in Bahia, Brazil. This was my 3rd Brasil Ride and I raced it the Mixed Category with Gordon Wadsworth. My husband, Matt Ewonus took the helm and hosted this episode. This podcast episode is how it all went down! Boiling sun, technical terrain, heat stroke, 4-6 hour days in the saddle, losing and regaining the leaders jersey, how to be successful as a team, strategies for winning and so much more! If you missed the episode where we talked about our race in New Zealand back in February and a little preview of Brasil Ride, check it out here.
Topics Discussed in the Podcast
- Drug testing and what it’s actually like (especially after racing 6 hours in the heat)
- What made this race so hard
- Dynamics of racing as a team and the keys to being successful
- Supporting friends
- The crazy Brazilian terrain and boiling sun
- Dealing with heat stroke
- Competitive moments
- Race strategy
- How to stay positive in a stage race
- Self worth and how it effects your attitude in a race (around 56 min)
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