Sunday, March 7, 2010

XTERRA Stillwell Trail Run

Snow still on the ground shortened the course from 5 miles to 3.5 miles. No matter, we still had fun, and it was plenty long enough to get the HR into the red zone for a while. Today's posse pictured here: Me, Brian, Kristin (who finished 1st overall female!) Rick and David.
Results HERE (yes, Brian beat me by 2/10th of a second. Never again Brian, Never!)

After the race we hopped on our bikes, and planned to trail ride for 2 hours.

We made it about about 2 miles before Rick's chain blew. It took us about 45 minutes to get it fixed...
Then a mile later my chain blew. This time it only took us about 20 minutes...
Then we pushed our bikes through the snow some more...
At one point we had done only 4.5 miles in 1hr 43mins! Hilarious! Running out of time we jumped out of the woods and found a road to ride back on... Ride totaled 6.5miles in 1:58 minutes... Not the most succesful of rides, but at least we are now all experts at chain repair. And we'll all come back again when conditions are better.

Here is a video of Rick's chain repair. We'd still be out there if this random guy hadn't walked past with a pair of plyers in his pocket!

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