Monday, May 25, 2009

24 Hour Burn Race- Wilkesboro!

Roanoke Cycling Organization / Team El Toreo was well represented!
Team 1- Paula, Adam, Skip, and me

Team 2- Warren, Dave, Jen, and Laura

Team Support- Jannie, Moe, and three dogs! The start!

My first lap...(Saturday 12:40 P.M.)
Last lap (Sunday 10 something)
Thought Diary
Friday- 10:00 P.M. - Excited! I am ready to go! I don't want to sleep.
Saturday- 6:00 A.M. Slept four hours. Let's get this thing started! I am pumped!
12:00 P.M.- One lap run. Finally!
12:45 P.M. First lap- A few more roots than expected.
3:42 P.M. Second lap- Feels great! I want to keep going! I can ride all day!
7:37 P.M. Third lap- Too many rookie mistakes! I had a hard time changing lenses on glasses. I was not at the line on time. A few minutes into the lap. No timing chip. Back to camp to get it! Stopped to pull out gloves from back pocket. This story goes on...
Sunday- 1:00 A.M. I love night riding. I wish I would stop yawning while riding. The rain actually feels good. I'm seeing aliens hiding in the woods.
2:00 - 7:00 A.M. - sick dog/ no sleep
7:00-8:00 A.M. Sleep! Yes!
10:45 A.M. (last lap)- I am miserable! I want this lap to end now! I can not sit on the seat! This is not fun! I am selling my bike and all equipment on Ebay! I never want to ride again. I am finished for good! This is no way to spend a holiday weekend!
Monday- 8:00 A.M. When does preregistration open for next year's 24 Hour Burn?


Jen said...

GREAT POST!!! Had a blast with everyone this weekend. I'd love to do this again. Hopefully I can continue to get stronger and do even better next year. This is the way to race!!! See ya soon. Hope Kelty is feeling better!!

adamC said...

Great job on your first 24 hour race!It was awesome having you on the team.18 hours on the farm is coming up in september.Its a great race also.