Just some thoughts and experiences from a mountain bike endurance racer who likes to ride and race his single speed mountain bike a long long way on remote single track in the mountains and desert.

Monday, February 7, 2011

1st Place Singlespeed open, Hedgehog Husstle

Just finished 1st place in the Hedgehog Hustle SS Open (Pro/Cat1 category). This is the second race in the state points series so I'm still in first overall in AZ.

I was surprised that I was able to win by over 5 minutes and also pass a significant number of CAT 1 geared racers which started 2-6 minutes in front of us.  Geared pros started 10 minutes on front of us this time, I'm not sure if I passed any of them.  The race was at the end of a brutal week of training in preparation for the Kona 24hrs on the old Pueblo which included two 6 hour 4AM start time rides, intervals, a couple 3-4 hour rides, a race effort ride and the race itself.  The trail was very technical and rocky.  The Schwalbe Nobby Nic really performed well again on the front and the new Trek Superfly SS was great.