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Firecracker 50

July 10th, 2008 Posted in Racing, trips

I did the second half of the Firecracker 50 again. I was nervous waiting, watching folks finish their first lap. Once out on the initial climb up Boreas, I was nervous. I could feel the day before’s ride in my legs, and the climb went on and on. Eventually, I fell into a good pace, but by the last aide station I knew I had made a big mistake.

I’d been going too slow all day.

I picked up the pace for the last 6 miles, and eventually ended the race about 10 minutes faster than last year – and I had a ton left in the tank where last year I was a wreck.

Years of riding (and racing) and I’m still learning.

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