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This weekend was my second attempt at SSAZ and this year it was SSUSA. What a blast. I had a great start since I positioned my bike way past everyone. We had a lemans start with our front wheel in hand. Fuzzy led out and I sat in. Mike M from Georgia and Dax Massey took off and were up 5 minutes on me the whole day.
After going through the first feed, my full bottle came out. I rode for over an hour with half a bottle of water. I didn’t eat anything for 2 hours. I was still able to outclimb Fuzzy and Tim Allen….both on SICK carbon Niners. After exiting Chiva Falls, I was able to fill a bottle and finally eat. I dumped some rocks out of my shoe on the fly and hurried back up to the main feed. I grabbed 2 more bottles from Jen, but finished them before I got to Milagrosa. Ouch. Milagrosa has a bit of climbing and it was hot. I felt like I was being pulled into hell as I was getting dry and fighting cramps.
Anyway…I held off the chasers and finished 3rd. I was super stoked on my fitness……especially my climbing. Watching my diet is paying off already. The Superfly 100 rocked with the Yess tensioner. Scott Morris rode a similar setup on his Lenz and finished not far behind me. We were the only two FSers in the entire group.
I got knocked out of the lowspeed no dab derby on a borrowed bike when I changed direction and let up. Then Beto and I got hosed in a tug-of-war since for some reason I thought we would be alright pulling up hill in the gravel. Stupid is as stupid does.