Tuesday, January 18, 2011
More details to come (likely in two parts) but the upshot is that I finished the Triple D Winter Race on my third attempt. Sixth place in the bicycle division in 7 hours, 24 minutes for 64+ miles of mostly snowmobile trail. Not bad for a gym class reject.
New bike? Fantastic.
Clothing? Much, much better.
Nutrition? Darn near perfect.
Fitness and training? Check!
Race strategy? Could use a little work.
Weather? Ideal, and the biggest key to most participants' success.
I have a few things that didn't go all that well, but overall I'm calling this one a success. Next year? Please ask again later.
For now, there are a few pictures here.
(See also accounts from 2010 and 2009.)
Update 01-20-2011 Currently writing full account and waiting for official results to be posted...
Update 01-23-2011 Part One is up. Official results here.
Update 01-24-2011 Part 2 is now up.
Update 01-30-2011 Some post-race musing about equipment, etc. here.
Posted by Michael Lemberger at 1:32 PM