|My Big Unit|
Over the weekend I flipped a coin. Heads was doing the 6hr solo and tails the 12hr solo. I have never done the 6 hr. By the way, this was my very first 12hr race. Not to keep you in suspense, it was tails. Beautiful! Who wouldn't want to ride a magnificent trail with the coolest folks around for 12 hours? Count me in. Now here comes the 'potential' for disaster.....
My Kona is ready. I had a super fun ride at Lost Valley today. The trail was perfect and the weather did not disappoint. My Big Unit flowed gracefully down the trail and climbed like a goat. What more do you need? Some guy on the trail said I was missing gears, I told him I do have a "hop off and push gear". The saddle is new to me, luckily I don't sit much. I changed out my handlebars and grips too. The hubby and I are headed to CB this weekend, sans kids. I see a good time in my future. Riding some laps and hanging in the trees, yea I will take some of that. Plus, if there are any bugs to be worked out, now will be a good time. I have a 32x19 set up now, but will change to a 32x20 for the race. That gear worked well last year besides, I am not beasty enough to push the 19 for 12 hrs.
I have not done any races this year except the DK200. That will make nutrition tricky, so I will go with stuff I know works. I hear there will be Ice Cold Delicious Pabst handups at the boat launch again courtesy of Team Seagal. Liquid carbs are the best.
|I do not consider myself a hipster and I drink Gatorade too.|
There are no goals for this year. I am " just going to to do the best I can". Thanks Carrie Sona. There are no visions of buckles dancing in my head. Which may be a good thing. Last year I had an awful attack of the Buckle Blues. I don't quite understand it, but I hear sometimes it comes with the territory. No matter how things turn out, I will be surrounded by fabulous people and doing something I love.
Hope to see you there.....
ps... put some positive mojo out there that my kit arrives before the race. I am going to look PAF!