|07-24-2014, 06:24 PM||#76|
Joined: Jan 2005
Funny how all the pictures are of the flat, easy terrain...
"There isn't any secret," he said. "It's all very obvious."
|07-31-2014, 03:14 AM||#77|
Joined: Mar 2011
My gratulation to the Texas Boys. I have seen you in your Tuxes at the Prologue.
I was riding too. It was my first Romaniacs too and I reached my goal of seeing the finish line every day. Only day 3 left me 10 minutes short of the cut off time. I blame it on the bottlenecks of course, not on me
Nice write up Matt. You are totally right. If you havenīt seen the endless uphills and downhills, you donīt know what romaniacs are all about. Some guys even lowered the bikes with ropes down the steep sections. And its not just a short way itīs for miles and miles and miles.
If you ask me how many push-ups to do before the race. I tell you - Donīt count, just do all of them.
Ah yeah - and hereīs the awful truth how riding looks like when a Hobby rider enters Romaniacs. But I figured out that the other riders beside me did not look much different
Vienna to Magadan 2011
|08-02-2014, 07:14 AM||#78|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: East Texas
Way to go Matt and friends congrats on finishing
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|10-14-2014, 04:32 AM||#79|
Joined: May 2012
My attempts on finishing RBR are getting worse by the year
but the attempts to show coherent videos of the experience are getting better and better :-)
These are the 2014 videos from me :
A: My unfortunate prologue (crash at the final jump, broken thumb, hurt ankle) http://youtu.be/H1g2UGL4p9c
B: Day 1 :10 Rules of romaniacs
part a : http://youtu.be/IapbRiaDx-Q
part b : http://youtu.be/eM6jxJkEuXE
I have had some breathing problems within the past 2 years, and i realized when i narrowed it down to my new helmet, that the chin valve was completely shut.
Add the noseguard and the mask (which cannot be removed because it's my camera) the helmet was completely shut and i was racing in what doctors call CO2 poisoning !
in 2013 i almost fainted from low oxygen during the prologue and i had to quit.
2014 improved my physical condition but breathing problems insisted and prologue that has no air whipping your face gets real hard!
i hope you enjoy the vids.
there is some serious riding after the part1 service stops
I wish the best of luck to anyone who decides to race it.
LUCK is no1 factor up there, so "Good luck" is the only thing riders wish to each other!
P.S. The 2013 videos include an expert river trail called "Amazon River"
make sure to check that out before you pick a class.
Leras screwed with this post 10-14-2014 at 04:38 AM
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