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Discussion: So glad you've found a new niche!

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2017-09-09

Sep 10, 2017 12:42 PM # 
Browner:
...and this was all Bash's idea! Congratulations, can't wait to hear more when you get back!
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Sep 10, 2017 1:23 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
So glad you had such a great race and such a great experience!
Sep 10, 2017 2:48 PM # 
veinbuster:
It all sounds great.
Glad you enjoyed the punishment.
Sep 10, 2017 4:55 PM # 
'Bent:
Pics and video coming eventually. I need to sort through a ton of footage.
Sep 10, 2017 5:13 PM # 
'Bent:
I was lucky enough to never have a blister or the slightest injury, and nothing is really sore today other than feeling generally tired. Glad I never slipped or wiped out- at least nothing I couldn't catch with poles before going down.
Sep 10, 2017 9:06 PM # 
baloney:
Great to hear you liked the stage racing experience, Bent! Trav and I can point you in the direction of many cool stages races to check out for future trips - such a fun community builds over the days, doesn't it? And super hard, but super fun! Congrats!!
Sep 10, 2017 11:47 PM # 
Hammer:
Congrats Richard! Well done.
Sep 11, 2017 1:48 AM # 
FB:
Well done!!!
You guys are awesome!
Sep 11, 2017 5:08 AM # 
'Bent:
Thanks guys for the encouragement and thanks Trav and Baloney for all the advice.
Sep 11, 2017 11:56 AM # 
coach ld:
WOW - you sound so happy about it all! Great to hear you enjoyed it all - as well as having a fantastic placing:)
Sep 11, 2017 11:20 PM # 
Trav:
Way fun to read all this Bent. Well done, my friend.
Sep 12, 2017 3:17 AM # 
Myka:
Great job Bent! Happy to hear your stomach wasn't giving you much trouble and that you enjoyed this race so much!
Sep 12, 2017 6:55 AM # 
Bash:
Really nice to see 'Bent feeling happy and hungry each day after a long mountain run. Each day he had stories about great conversations and new friends on the trail. Stage racing really suits him!

As expected, the stage format suits me less well than a non-stop format but this course was so technical and exhausting that I couldn't have done it any other way. It was great to travel this amazing route!
Sep 12, 2017 10:11 AM # 
'Bent:
Well, took me a few hours to become hungry after finishing hard stages... I was sometimes a bit nauseated near the end.
Sep 12, 2017 1:23 PM # 
FB:
Not to worry, I was eating double for you... sympathy hunger. ;-)
Sep 13, 2017 11:15 AM # 
'Bent:
...Made up for it in Italy post-race. Had to explain to the waiters how we demolished so much food.
Sep 13, 2017 3:47 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Those gluttonous North Americans!
Sep 13, 2017 3:53 PM # 
Bash:
Italy was the perfect place for a post-race pig-out. Usually, we can't handle a 2nd course after salad and pasta but this time we were totally ready for it.
Sep 13, 2017 9:02 PM # 
Carbon's Offset:
I loooooove Italy trips for this reason!! The Alps are great all over (France, Switzerland,...) but I especially love sitting down to dinner in Italy after a good day :)
Sep 13, 2017 9:56 PM # 
'Bent:
Ohhh yeahh!
Sep 14, 2017 1:05 AM # 
Mrs.Gally:
Way to go Ricardo!!!
Sep 15, 2017 12:51 AM # 
STORM:
So great to hear this worked out for you and your stomach Bent! Stage racing is clearly the way to go!
Sep 15, 2017 11:24 AM # 
'Bent:
Suffer-level down as far as sleep and stomach issues, but you still work hard and experience the whole race course. I think you and Browner would love this one!
Sep 23, 2017 9:13 PM # 
'Bent:
The Director's cut movie is now on Vimeo.
It's 11 minutes long, but there is a 6 minute short version coming soon as well.


https://vimeo.com/235170340/7441bfa336

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