Tag Archives: Solitude

My Death Confirmed

18 Jul

Even though I died with a bang it was completely devoid of drama.  As I hiked my bike all the way down from the very top of Solitude I told everyone that asked that I had double flatted.  That wasn’t really true it just seemed like the easiest thing to say without having to explain myself.  I mean who has time to listen to a story at race pace?

I got a big hole in my tire on the very first rocky section and the Stans didn’t seal until it hit 5 pounds of pressure.  Or, so I thought.  I wasted my only air cartridge getting it back up to about 40 pounds before it started blowing air again.  I went ahead and changed the flat thinking maybe I could bum some air off another racer while I hiked off the mountain.  The more I thought about it the more stupid it sounded, “hey, can I have your air because I only brought one?”

I said nothing and hiked it out.  I can’t complain too much, it’s the only flat I’ve had all year.  Too bad it had to be on my last ICUP race of the year.  Next up, Butte 100.  I guess I better start training.

Congrats to Sam for the W and everyone that hung in there just to finish, It looked like it hurt a lot.

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My Death

17 Jul

The reports of my death won’t be greatly exagerrated tomorrow.

I pre-rode Solitude today and barely finished one lap.  I don’t know what was harder the climb or the descent.  Tomorrow I am supposed to do nearly 4 laps.  Seriously,  I was baked.  Done.  I predict it will be my undoing as a rigid SS’er.

Does anyone have a full suspension geared bike size 20″ or XL they won’t be using tomorrow? I’m serious.

On a positive note, there will be a cooler full of ice cold recovery beverage waiting for me in the parking lot to look forward to .  Stop by and have one after the race as well as fill your bottles with the new LemonLime CarboRocket before the race.

Product Testers Needed

30 Jun

I’ve got a boatload of the new recovery drink and I need some able bodied product testers. I will be at the Solitude race tomorrow night from 5:30 until after the race and most likely I will be at the Soldier Hollow race on Wednesday also from 5:30 on.

If you happen to miss the Tuesday and Wednesday product testing I plan on attending the State Championships at Solitude on Saturday.

If you were on the fence and not sure about racing I hope this post pushes you off the fence (post…off the fence, oh, I kill myself). The only requirement to become a product tester is to have raced so make sure you sign up and enjoy the suffer fest.

Of course, I will also be supplying CarboRocket free of charge so bring your empty water bottles.

Good Luck!