Originally Posted by nobrakes
Just getting caught up on your thread, eatpasta. I've only done a handful of races myself, so I'm still pretty much a rank noob as well and each race is like a whole new experience. You're definitely right about fitness, the fitness level required is far beyond the capabilities of the average Joe off the street, I don't think people realize just how demanding off road racing is. All the races I've done are hare scrambles back here in the east, so the terrain looks a lot different, but I'm sure the feeling on the start line is the same and once you get into the thick of things your heart rate also pegs at 180+ and maintains at red-line for the duration, just like back here.
Good luck your next race, it's great you have someone with a lot of experience to help - that's invaluable.
BTW, here's my most recent race, it turned out to be a very difficult mudder, carnage everywhere, it felt like my heart was going to explode in several situations. There's some helmet cam footage in there, too.
We have a race coming up in our series this Sunday, I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to make it, but so far that is the plan. I will be looking forward to seeing your next installment. As a beginning racer myself, it's good to see others' take on their experiences, so keep the reports coming. Good luck, and good luck to the Mrs., too, hope she recovers fully.
dood, I READ this thread somewhere! Its probably posted on here somewhere but my jaw hit the ground when looking at the pics!!
while simultaneously looking like fun and misery, I certainly dont admire your cleaning job of that bike!!
Good on ya for getting out there and having a bash!! I believe you first races were a bit harder than my first races.....
do you have an ongoing thread going?
cant wait to see more from you guys' on the east coast!