It has been years since I’ve done a race report but I thought it would be fun and appropriate to do one for my first 50k ski race.
With temps in the teens and a howling wind, twas a bitingly cold and windy day to race my first ever 50k up at Black Mountain in Rumford, Maine last Saturday. The John Roderick Marathon is low-key affair and therefore perfect for first-timers, or so was my reasoning. But let me back up a bit.
Some of you may wonder how I got to Bikeway Source and why I am even racing skis and not bikes. For the 2015 season I signed for the Lupus Racing Team after an injury-marred 2014. However, the historic snowfall coupled with seeing first-hand how caring too much about bike racing literally destroy a friend’s life and family, I had no appetite to race bikes. Continue reading “Black Mountain 50k race report”
I spent my Memorial Day weekend up in the Green Mountains of Southern VT racing the Killington Stage Race. This was my 2nd year doing this race, and I have to say it is a great weekend of riding bikes! I originally registered for the 4/5 Open Field, but due to popular demand, a separate 4/5 Masters field was formed. For KSR, and I believe GMSR as well, the Masters line is 33 instead of 35. Early last week I got an e-mail asking if I would like to switch from the Open to the Masters since I’m on the cusp of turning 33, so I made the switch. However, I knew I was still in for a tough weekend because the Masters are every bit as fast as the Open field, if not, faster.
Stage 1: Lookout Circuit Race
The opening stage of the race is an 18 mile loop that the 4/5 fields complete twice. The stage starts at the Skyeship Gondola, and is neutral for the first Km. Continue reading “2015 Killington Stage Race report”
My first Mountain Bike Race this Year – By Lil Kim.
I am relatively new to bike racing in general and have done only one other mountain bike race which was the Vermont 50 last year.
Lining up for the race there were several race savvy women, chattering about how hot it was going to be, that the first 3 miles of the course is uphill, that they entered novice because they were out of shape, one woman injured her back last year and was crawling around her house until she got back Continue reading “Strong Woman at the Weeping Willow”