Valley of the Sun (McDowell) results are up…apparently I came in 26th, with a 9:42 ride time. I guess it was a slower ride for me than I thought. Keep in mind that 40 of those minutes were “extra time” spent at the vet check, getting my Renegades straightened out, but I thought for sure I was going faster than that. A little disconcerting to be trot-trot-trotting everywhere and have a 5.5 mph average speed.
EDIT: Forgot to add…36/36 people finished the 50.
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It’s amazing how all the “tack adjustments” add up. I remember being suprised how close I was to the cut off times at American river one year (my first endurance rides). I had to stop “a couple” of times to adjust tack, but went like h*ll the rest of the time. Barely made the cut offs at each check point.
If I do Tevis I’m going to be really really good about my time management. No fiddling around!
26th out of how many finishers? I cam in 26th on my second day of Wild West in ~9 hours too!
36 finishers in the 50. Normally I’m really good at time management, and just waiting until an actual stop — water or VC — to do adjustments. Leaving the VC 40 minutes late was a Major Crisis for me. :)
It’s amazing how fast a 15 minute or a one hour hold goes by. I definately more prepared for it now, but it something I definately try to warn new people about – the time goes faster than you think! LOL.
Are you still planning on being Lucy’s “boot lady” at the Tevis?
Yep…she’s still working on figuring out exactly which boots she’s going to use, but that’s the plan!
nice work… happy trails
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