Based on feed back from my teammates, I didn’t kill it on the start, just started out at a pace just a bit slower than XC. I think I hit the trail about 5th or 6th place? I had mixed up severals bottles of Skratch labs and also water. I decided to try for 2 laps before swapping bottles and I think I did that for the first 4 laps. Just liquids on lap 1. I took shot bloks (one one package of 6 the entire race, laps 2-4) and I did one hammer gel shot (Lap 6?) and also stopped and ate 1 Stinger Waffle (Lap 7?)
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Ryan: When Kevin came to me and asked for a partner for 24 Hours of Rocky Hill, I was under the impression that he was joking. I’ve only heard, and seen, the likes of Rich Szecsy, Ray Porter, and the bearded wonder Mike Frazier even attempting this race. Surely two Cat 2 racers with minimal racing experience (in comparison to the field) do not belong at such an event. The inquiry came in around summer time, so October seemed like it would never come. I accepted, and started training. With the experience and knowledge of Rich at our disposal, we made sure to pick his brain on training techniques, schedules, benchmarks and the like. Long endurance rides, hill repeats, sprint sessions, and just spinning for the hell of it became our lives. However, nothing Rich told us and nothing we learned about ourselves during our training months could prepare us for the ass whooping we were about to receive.
Posted on March 1, 2012 Categories: Biking
Posted on February 29, 2012 Categories: Biking
Big Pigs stacked the field of Single Speeders!
Dana, Mr. Clean, Cope got me by lap 6, I was rolling Fixed, that was tough! 34×20 was a little spinny, but felt great!
I love Winter Racing in Texas! Look for the YEAH MAN Series in 2013!! on http://www.usacycling.org
Thought I’d start reporting stuff from the Pacific Northwest…a la Pork Report style! Who wouldn’t write about the cool shit up here, right? And whatever happened to the Pork Reports?
This story starts with Sandie getting a job at Boeing (as a geeky engineer) in Seattle during the summer of 2011. She left Raytheon in 2010, got another job in Dallas,
became a ‘woman of leisure’, and finally got an offer from Boeing in a location that we thought would be cool to move to. We’d been together for a few years and were living together in sin, so we discussed it and then jumped at the opportunity.
It was late September, and the Crit Season has closed. Most of the Big Pigs have been Gravel Grinding on Cross Bikes, and need some racing. The local Fall XC Series was targeting the entry level trails, that did not appeal to me. Bryan Fawley and Dallas Bike Works are promoting the biggest and best series in Texas, including 3 separate festivals around Texas. The TNX Cyclocross 6 week series was drawing racers from Austin, Waco, Fort Worth, Dallas and Denton. 400 mile radius, for a Tuesday Night Race, speaks for the course, the venue and the crowd! IN IN IN
The World Series 2011 is on and the battle is St Louis vs Dallas. I pull in from Dallas Thursday Night into Steelville MO, and watch game 2 from a Redneck bar 90 miles outside of the city, in enemy territory, Texas takes it in the 9th, I really love the people in America, I had a blast!! Awesome! I head down to the Bass River Resort, and check in with Scott Davis, Ryan, Jeremy, & Steven – the Race Director and Rockstar Crew! Get the skinny on the proper pre-ride, Leg 1, minus the Fireroad climb in. Perfect. Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois are all checked in or enroute!
So, when I heard that the 24 Hr Solo World Championships were going to be back in North America in 2012, I wanted to go back, and to do that I needed to race a qualifyling event, and the 24 Hours of Rocky Hill is indeed a qualifier. To qualify you have to finish in the Top 10 of the category you want to compete in. Since SS does not have a direct category, you have to complete in the Solo OPEN/PRO category.
I wanted to do these last year and broke my ribs right before they started. So, kicked it off this year. Great showing by the Big Pigs for the season opener for cx as you can see from Chaos blog prior. I did the first race Ss and as they rang the bell for the final two laps I broke a spoke and it knocked the wheel out of true two bad to roll. So, dnf’d the first race. As chaos came by me yelling ” run the rest of it”, I did not and now wish I would have, in order to hold up the motto of COMMIT TO THE RIDE. The second race I pulled out the gravel ready cx bike which is a fisher presidio, not a salsa, although I wish it was. I finished this race but not before being lapped by chaos at the end. I should have pushed harder. This is something that I think I am immediately addicted to and will be back out there next Tuesday for some more torture. great to have a good slew of pigs out there racing and cheering.