All the way in. Deeply psyched.
Hey everyone....I joined the club after registering for Savage Man but I'll be doing the Oly on Saturday.
Was wondering if I could hitch a ride back w/ anyone on Sunday (anytime). Would exchange it for a bed on Saturday night.....I have a place up at Deep Creek. My parents are coming w/ me and staying for the week and I'd like to leave them my car....thus needing a ride back to DC on Sunday.
Email me if you are interested in a bed.....or if you would be willing to give me a ride back Sunday. Thanks!
Looking foward to all of your Savageman RR...I had to bow out of this years race due to "Uncle Sam"...but the race director deferred me until next year. I just look at it as another year to get prepped for the hills.
Cheers and good luck folks.
Good luck everyone!
Melissa, I will try emailing you about the ride back on Sunday and possibly Saturday night stay.
Does anyone have opinions on gear ratios for the wall? I have a 39 23 as my low gear, but the web site suggests 27.
I recommend you listen to 2 time Ironman champion Chris McDonald discuss his gearing from the 2007, which didn't even include Killer Miller which most consider the hardest climb.
SRAM makes a Shimano-compatible 11-28 that is great for both up and downhill. BPS in Gtown stocks them.
Now it's just a fact, by the way, very alive and active in discussion, at best pest control page. Strangely?
Congrats to everyone who competed at the hardest half in the country. What a beater it is. And so fun.
Hope everyone had a great day.
It was a beautiful race! With the beginning of fall and and a cool breeze. Thanks to Pete for the campsite! It was steps to the transition.
This was a hard race, but I'm not too sore and I survived. No brick (since I hit an errant water bottle) but one of the most amazing races I've ever done.
Were you the one in a Contes jersey? You totally almost recovered after rolling over that water bottle with both front and rear wheels.
There were some unfortunate failures due to others crashes and errant water bottles and such. But, that's part of getting your brick - good skill, good timing, and good luck.....
Will we see a list of recipients who'll receive their bricks like in past years?
John Ginsberg, you're famous!
(and what the heck were you doing in transition for 36 minutes?)
I was slow in the transition, but not that slow. I taped my ankles in T1. This was perhaps the greatest day of my life, Kyle, and I owe you and your race director and so many volunteers an enormous debt of gratitude. Fuller account to follow. For now I will just say thank you. Also that I will fundraise next year now that I know I can finish. Also this: If you know Jef, tell him I was not racing him, but that if he ever happens to get flayed open stem to stern, then take 4000 rads of radiation to the chest, including his heart and lungs, in treatment of cancer, he can challenge me and I'll be happy to trounce him. Until then, he should respect those of whose battles he knows nothing. Peace.
Don't know if you've seen it but there's an apology from Jeff:
Congrats on being a Survivor and a Savageman!
Thank you, Duc. I've posted as follows to Jef's forum (although nothing gets posted without his approval): Jef, It's John. In my transitions, which were not as long as you say (though I understand your exaggeration may be for comic effect), I slathered sunscreen on my radiation-damaged skin, took medication, taped my ankles for the ride so I could run the whole run without that weak link breaking my chain. This was the greatest day of my life. The previous poster was very kind advocating on my behalf, but had it wrong. I fell in love with triathlon in 1979 watching an early IM on Wide World of Sports. I did my first in 1990. In '91, cancer, 4000 rads of radiation to my heart and lungs, years and years of disability when I could not run around the block. I am the wrong foil for your attempt at humor and you cannot honor me, as you profess to have intended: (1) without knowing my story, and (2) in the context of a celebration of your own triumph, without condescension. (Here's to the slow people who finished, as exemplified by this guy who was slow "changing his shoes.") Please reveal comprehension and humility without self-justification in a headline post or delete my name from this one.
I'm impressed by your dedication to your transitions.
It's not about where you place, or what your time is.
It's about the starting line, and the journey to get there.
It's about the finish line, and the fight to get there.
It's about the PERSONAL glory in which you get to share with friends afterwards.
Mostly it's about the cool shirts, and the ability to kick your feet up in the winter with a beer and next year's blank calendar with races to put in the blank spots.
You have already been to the hell and back.... Reep your rewards.
Awesome job out there. Keep the rubber on the road, and see you out there next year.