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May 7, 2007

Back from Wildflower ’07

Filed under: General MTBGuru stuff — mtbguru @ 6:09 am

Wildflower race

We made it back from Lake San Antonio, having enjoyed the ‘Woodstock of Triathlonsweekend.

Here’s the details on the bike leg of the long course, which I rode as part of a relay team, helping out a co-worker in need.

There’s nothing like the feeling of a three hour time trial with seemingly persistent headwinds and a couple of nasty grades towards the end kicking your ass! My respect for triathletes has even increased: the headwinds in combination with the no drafting rule (we’re time trialing after all!) made the first, supposedly easy, 20 miles a sufferfest; the following, rolling and mostly descending 20 miles were a welcome break but the sting was definitely in the end, with a succession of hills that are made to hurt. And then biking is only one third of the story…

Kudos to everyone who was racing – there were a (shorter) mountain bike course on Saturday, and an olympic distance course on Sunday as well. To any other GPS geeks who were out there: it would be great if the other legs and races would get uploaded!

The camping, expo and related festivities were a lot of fun, and made for a memorable weekend.

Wildflower camping

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4 Responses to “Back from Wildflower ’07”

  1. Brian McNitt Says:

    Wildflower is always tough. If it’s not heat, it’s rain. If it’s not rain, it’s cold. If it’s not cold, it’s wind. Spin the wheel — that’s Wildflower. Great job out there.

  2. mtbguru Says:

    True; the Wildflower veterans I’ve talked to all seem to have lots of war stories: the scorching heat of 2004, biblical rain storms in 2003 etc…

  3. Californication » Blog Archive » Wildflower ‘07 Says:

    [...] Back from Wildflower ‘07! More details here, and here are some more pictures. [...]

  4. Brian McNitt Says:

    2003 was my first WF experience; my gear is still drying. Besides a little wind, we totally lucked on on the Long Course weather this year. Good times.

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