Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The First Mountian Bike Race

Sorry.  Shittin' rocks.
 
I'm shitting bricks. Sorry, shitting rocks....
 
 
This weekend is my very first mountain bike race.

Ever.

The Echo Red 2 Red in the bustling metropolis of Echo, Or. For those of you that don't know where that is don't feel bad. I had to look it up too. It's right next to Hermiston, Or. Which might help if you live in Oregon. But for those of you that don't just Google it. I'm not going to hand everything to you...
 
 
Am I prepared?
 
 
Not really. But I'm usually not so why change now. 

I'm signed up. I've got my bike dialed in. I've got a place to stay. All these things seem like progress.
 
I even went to the 4 apple tall Buddha for some sage veteran racer advise.

 I got this...
 
 
"I highly recommend winning."
 
Great... Thanks for that.
 
So I guess I just need to go out and do it.

There are about 350 preregistered racers. I don't have any idea how many there will be in total by the end (They are predidcting between 500-600. But we shall see).
 
I've signed up for the Clydesdale category. For all the same reasons as I do it for cyclocross. 
 
So far there are 16 preregistered Clydes and my guess is the day of registration will be pretty minimal given the forecast...
 
 
 
 So I guess on top of the every stitch of team kit I own I'm going to need to remember my rooster cover.
 
Something like this might have to do.
 
 
Wish me luck! I'll have a race report and some photographs sometime next week.
 
Until then...
 
Rubber side down,
 
 
Big E


 





1 comment:

  1. Well played sir... Well played.

    Enjoy the journey!

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