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Woke up after only 3 hours sleep, after going to bed angry because my Mac got nuked by an OS upgrade. But it was not raining, and I was ready for an adventure anyway. Got to the Tree Farm and only some light drizzle. Got lined up and now it's raining for real, and a bit cold too. Lots of frustrated folks climbing BS in muddy conditions. But the Fiend was throwing mud like a snow plow! I was riding when most others were dead stopped, their tires unable to roll and derailleurs caked. I was thankful for my good fortune. I cleaned the Fiend at the ball and rolled on. I was doing really well and made all the cutoffs with time to spare. Cool. But once past 4 corners I started to fade and walked the shale leading to Modjeska and then ended up walking up most of Santiago, or risk my legs locking up. Despite a really nasty descent off the peak, I still felt OK, and did well enough on HJ. My time was 2 hours longer than my 2014 CC, but I had a true adventure today. Great Ride! I'm beat!
Good to do a Warrior's event again.
So despite training more for this race than I ever have before, I had my worst time. Must have been the bronchitis I thought I was just getting over, but after this race, it's back. Oh well, still stoked I finished and there's always next year. Thank you Warrior's Society for hosting such a fun and well run event!
First time CC, was a lot of fun. Did great until MW. Then legs got heavy.
Will go again next year
Mike Tyson once said "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face." My punch in the face was MSprings. I was right on plan to the bottom of MW, but +18 min vs. plan to 4C. Heart rate, head - everything was working but the legs. All in all, I'm pretty happy for my first stab at this. A really great day for this, bottom of MW was crazy from all the supporters.
I really enjoyed my first CC. Everything went great except for Maple Springs to 4 Corners. That was a tough stretch. Got a good second wind after 4C and finished strong. Beat my goal by 12 minutes!!
Thanks to my awesome wife for serving as my pit crew and to the WS for a first class event. Looking forward to next year.
Tough ride today dealing with dead legs. Glad I did CC this year, the VQ would have been impossible. Perfect weather today and Upper/Lower Holy Jim were awesome.
What a perfect day to do CC, and the trails were in awesome shape to boot! It was great seeing everyone out having a good time together and I rode better than expected. Took 25 mins off my time from the last time I rode it. Thanks to WS for putting on a first-rate event!
WooHoo! First CC for me. Feeling tired, a bit battered, not really bruised, but sore nonetheless. Would have been a perfect ride had that bush near the bottom of UHJ not grabbed my handlebars and threw me down, hard. Of course, I was OK, but my super great mojo took a hit. I gathered myself and off I went. Seriously, I felt I did as best I could, although I am surprised to see I had 40 min of pause time (compared to my Edge800 ride time). No matter, I rode strong and had a good time doing it. It was, for me, a... Great Ride!
The route is in good shape the rain helped the dozer damage. I took UHJ hope it was not a short cut. It's in the best shape ever.
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