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Time to get my roll on

By April 4, 2009March 22nd, 20176 Comments

Fortunately I have some kick ass new tires from Continental – the Race Kings. Heck yes!


These tires are some of the best I have used so far.

Rick da man
and I talked some nutrition and pacing strategy on the phone. It always helps to have a plan rather than to “go out and go hard.” although that has worked before! 🙂 Basically the race is 60 miles and I’m hoping to finish between 5 and 5.5 hours.  We’ll see… I do not know what to expect – it may take way longer.

My stem mojo. Yes, it plays music. My roommate loves kid’s cereal, and this was a toy that I stole. Now I can rock out all the time!

Today, Yuki, Jeff, Jason, and I pre-rode the first 8-10 miles of the course. It was fun and WET! It’s going to make for a dirty day tomorrow, and I love getting all muddy!!!

Thanks, but I hope I don’t need it!!! EEEP!

Some pics from the pre-ride:


There are some powerclimbs, gravel roads, and lots of technical singletrack from what I hear.


Some spots are tight and if you don’t pay attention, you’ll hit your handlebar on a tree and down you go.

photo courtesy of Yuki

As you can see, there will be no room to pass on the singletrack in the beginning, hope I am behind some good riders 🙂

Go boyz!

Jeff’s best intimidation face.

New buddies! Mia Phillips and Sarah Parish. They’ll kill it tomorrow.

My legs felt good today and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.  I hope the weather holds out.  See you on the other end of 60 miles.  Then it’s back to Colorado.


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