Tuesday, May 31, 2011

First Shift

Yesterday I rode the beginning of the Shift 1 Route, starting at HWY 395 and Old Castle Road (only 2 miles from my house, as it turns out), and continuing along until I hit HWY 76. There, the route turns right and heads up past Mt. Palomar. I didn't want to spend that much time alone on 76 though, so I just headed back for home. Here's the profile of the first 20 miles or so.

Race Prep and and Nonsense

OK people, quiet down.  So begins our virtual meeting to get ready to race in a few weeks.  I may continue this thing during the race if we actually get any relevant information during the race.

The main goal in creating this blog is to ease the burden and confusion on the E-mail in box.

I'll try to pass along the methods we used in METAL1 that many of you have requested.  Hopefully, you all will post here with disinformation as well.

So the first tips:
  1. Don't crash (see photo)
  2. Do race out of the left side of truck.  Why?  Because stepping in mud, chasing bottles down the hill and fighting with the door is bothersome.  I did it in 2009 and it SUCKED.