Monday, September 26, 2005

24 Hours of Adrenalin (Hurkey Creek Sept 2005)


Looking for the Race Results

What a fun race for me! I got to ride the trail with some of the best endurance mountain riders in the world. Was really fun even though I only did a total of 4 laps the entire time I was there.
Mad respect for those riders who went for 24 hours SOLO!
I have no idea how they do it, but after riding this trail a few times, I know they must train constantly. How else could they possibly have the strength to go for 24 hours straight! My fastest time was 1.05. Below is the result of Monique Sawicki who kick ass over not only me but the majority of solo men, and of course us boys who did the 4 person teams.

RANK BIB TEAM LAP LAPS TIME
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
1 22 Monique_Sawicki 0:59 0:59 1:06 1:08 1:07 1:04 1:23 1:20 1:25 1:34 1:25 1:49 2:24 2:32 1:12 1:25 1:14 17 24:13


THE TRAIL
The course was one of the best I have ever ridden. Kudos to the people who groom and maintain the Hurkey Creek trail. It started with a 2 mile uphill climb. Not a mean climb, more a mellow, sometimes rocky hill, then a picturesesque single track thru a mountain field. Then another climb to as fire road which lead to the first downhill. The down hill sections kick ass, with lots of high speed turns bumps and a few ruts. Once the downhill is done, you go through another single track section and then the next uphill. This one is pretty steep and a lot of people were walking their bikes. It has a lot of ticky sections due to loose rocks, large and small.

I was so tired after my third run Took a bunch of pictures that I will try to upload soon.

Todd Carpenter got first in the solo mens.