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Discussion: Hard fought finish

in: Bash; Bash > 2017-06-03

Jun 5, 2017 11:24 AM # 
veinbuster:
Great that someone came by who could get you rolling again. I don't think I would have made it through the early 40km of single track even with my best trail bike in working order.

It sound like something I would like to ride though.
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Jun 5, 2017 1:33 PM # 
'Bent:
I think you'd really like staying in the lodge and riding the singletrack selectively. No need for a race.
You can also raft the river, swim in the pools etc.
Jun 5, 2017 5:58 PM # 
Mrs.Gally:
Wow what a day you deserve a medal for finishing after all that!! Sounds like a fun weekend sorry I missed it!
Jun 5, 2017 7:34 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Wow, great determination and persistence! That's great that you got to ride it all, it sounds like you were enjoying the trails otherwise. And impressive that you could suffer all those delays and complications, and still step back in and beat the cutoffs! Well done!
Jun 5, 2017 8:25 PM # 
Bash:
Fortunately, the cut-offs were *very* generous! I thought of you out there, CO. As you pointed out, I've been saying, "I love my bike" a lot lately, and that's not what I was saying on Saturday. Not at all. :)

Women made up about 8% of the field, the same as UTMB 2014. There weren't a lot of novice bike racers or old ladies so when I was estimating my ride time, I looked at last year's results and guessed that I'd finish 80% of the way down the women's results list. That's exactly where I ended up so hey, if I can keep my wheels on, maybe I've got a 75% in me!
Jun 5, 2017 11:48 PM # 
Myka:
Wow, what a day! Kuddos to you for not giving up :)
Jun 6, 2017 12:01 AM # 
simpy:
Congrats. Having raced this before, reading this was making me wish I was there. Osteo raced the 100miler and pr'd byb2 hours (raced 3x). Maybe 2018.
Jun 6, 2017 12:28 AM # 
Bash:
I would do this one again. It's a great course. Wow, good for Osteo!
Jun 7, 2017 8:45 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
I can picture the cursing. New bike, it's supposed to work!! Whyyyy

If it makes you feel any better, I was recently wondering why my touring bike was rattling a bit, and then I noticed that the QR was just a wee loose, but I never have to take the wheels off so it was easy to forget to check it.
Jun 7, 2017 10:27 PM # 
Bash:
It never happened with my old bikes but I'm hearing a lot about it from other people so I just feel lucky that it happened in the deep muck of a horse trail rather than halfway down one of the high-speed, steep gravel hills. I love my bike again. :)

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