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Anyone doing the Winterpark (Colorado) Mountain Bike racing series this summer?

I'm trying it for the first time starting with the hill climb in two weeks. I'll be the old slow one of the group. Everyone else in the team is racing in the expert level.

Team Golden Wheelmen. We even have sponsors: Pizza and Beer.

Anyhow, any advice you can give a newby mountain bike racer?

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John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
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Jun 1, 2009
Joe Friel has some very good books on training. Good luck! Tradster
From Phoenix, AZ
Joined Nov 13, 2007
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Jun 1, 2009
OMG, I winz!!!
I'll be out there after I finish the Tour Divide, probably the 3rd race and beyond. I race in Expert 25-29 on my singlespeed, in a team kit for "Ride Against the Machine." My wife will likely be at the 2nd race if she's not coming to pick me up from the border. Same kit on a silver 29er geared or black 29er singlespeed racing expert as well.

Advice? Have fun and race hard. If you haven't raced much before, you'll figure it out pretty quickly. People always go out too hard, esp in beginner and sport. You want to go out hard but be realistic. ;)

I'm happy to answer specific questions if you want too, just email me. I've raced out there on and off since 2001.
Chris Plesko
From Westminster, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2007
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Jun 1, 2009
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Go get 'em, John. Chris gave the best advice, don't go out crazy hard from the start. Since there isn't any singletrack for the Hill Climb (all fire road to the top), getting that early position isn't as important. Better to get into your own LT zone early on and pick off the jackrabbits one by one on the upper slopes of the climb. Do a thorough warmup and don't carry too much water (1 bottle max). And when the pain comes, just laser in on the rear hub of the guy in front of you. Lastly, if you have time after the race and the trails are free of snow, go preview some of sections for the other races in the season. Good luck. Erik W
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 8, 2007
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Jun 2, 2009
Artist Tears P3
Thanks for the tips...

Should be fun. I think!
John McNamee
From Littleton, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2002
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