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Racers wait for start
It was happening when I riding down 11th Ave.
Suddenly I felt super tired and cold. It was something wrong, not normal tired.
Oh, It might be the situation of "hitting the wall".
After I ate candy, I recovered immediately.
I got to learn how human body was simple.
I was one of last who got 3rd manifest, 24 or 25th place.
hitting Chari&Co. walk the bridge to Laight St and back to 62 Pike.
I finished race in 21st place.
My goal at this year was being in 20's. I needed one more push.
It was tough and fun race. All check point worker were so nice and kind.
That is why I like Monster Track.
Thanks for everyone.
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Monster Track 12 at Mar. 12th 2011
200 north end
315 w 38th
W. 79th st (Boat Basin)
1355 Park Ave
641 E 13th St.
1101 6th ave
919 3rd ave
W. 79th st (Boat Basin)
601 w 26 st
62 Pike st
200 5th ave
28 Laight st
125 Broad st
My first plan was that I took "641 E 13th St" first then headed to uptown.
Mounted bike and rock in huge pack. The pack headed to North End Ave check point.
I needed to change my plan, it is just clockwise or counter clockwise.
First few minutes was the most dangerous, don't hustle too much, relax, take breath, figure out CPs.
Pack were breaking. I rode solo after 2nd CP "315 W 38th St".
At Boat Basin CP, I met Chris. He was done 103rd st and cross town already. I got 5 min gap from leader.
Back to base to get 2nd manifest.
I thought I was not so great position, but nothing was clear.
First manifest was so brutal, my legs were messed up. I have no idea how I keep my motivation.
Then Alfred talked to me "You are not so bad, Let's go!"
Thanks Alfred. Your words help me.
I met a guy from Boston, we rode together.
2nd manifest, 12 Cherokee is uptown east and the farest. Decided to go up 1st Ave and hit "919 3rd ave" on the way to uptown, then head to west side, but what about "1101 6th ave"?
OK, let's take it first.
Camera by Victor.
It was very very fast race.
Start at 110th st, Finish at Washington Square Park. Only CP is 42nd on 5th Ave.
I was so out of shape, need to train and good skitch.
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Racers got ready under freezing sky.
waiting for green light, Tone yelled, Austin broke the pack.
They took me off, I rode with a guy wearing duffle coat.
Who said NYC is flat? If you see only map, you never know that.
Across 110 to ride hill.
8) don't know name
9) don't know name
11) Benett(duffle coat & bear hands)
Thank you Stoned Tone and check point people who works in 30s cold weather.
K-Tel, get well soon.
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