Raced against Ben King et al
Last Post 09/06/2013 04:08 PM by Jack Pouchet. 17 Replies.
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pabiker

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09/02/2013 07:33 PM
Yesterday at 6:20 am as I was lining up for the SM100 I noticed both Team Sky and Team RadioShack kits in the front row. My first thought was "that's pretty uncool" guys wear full pro-kits to a mtb race. Then it dawned on me. Those tiny little guys are the real deal. It was Ben King and Joe Dombrowski. They were joined by Jeremiah Bishop, Chris Tanguay, Sue Haywood and 600 others. Needless to say that was the last I saw of Ben and Joe. Ben King edged out local favorite, Jeremiah BIshop to take the win. Joe DNF'd. After he won the race and before I finished. Ben walked up to my 11 year old and had a 1 on 1 conversation with him. He asked him if he rode bikes and a bunch of other questions - basically encouraged him to race. Thomas knew he was a pro from the RadioShack kit, but didn't know his name. My first 100 mile MTB race. It rained a few times, we had some muddy sections, and a lot of climbing. I won the Clydesdale division which was cool because I really didn't have good sensations.
Orange Crush

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09/02/2013 07:46 PM
awesome.
longslowdistance

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09/02/2013 08:08 PM
Great story.
bobswire

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09/02/2013 09:32 PM
Yes, great story and you must be pretty decent racer to use the word sensations.
Inferno7

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09/02/2013 10:09 PM
Niiiice, great job PA
Ride On

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09/02/2013 10:18 PM
Very cool. I'm jealous
SideBySide

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09/02/2013 10:57 PM
Very nice!
Entheo

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09/03/2013 07:59 AM
impressive!
huckleberry

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09/03/2013 09:40 AM
What a great day, all around.

Nice race!
vtguy

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09/03/2013 11:38 AM
Congratulations! Well done.
Orange Crush

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09/03/2013 11:45 AM
Was SuperFrenchie there? 100 miles would almost be long enough to warm him up. (oh and I'm curious what he thinks about the possible US-Fr alliance on Syria, who would'a thought
pabiker

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09/03/2013 12:05 PM
No Superfrenchie. Haven't heard/seen much from him lately. His MoCo Epic event is coming up soon, so I'm sure he's running full tilt preparing for that. Seems more likely that the US and France can agree on a strategy than the dems and repubs.
jacques_anquetil

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09/03/2013 02:43 PM
156km offroad, well done and a good story. congrats
Oldfart

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09/03/2013 03:38 PM
Beauty!
zootracer

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09/04/2013 12:43 AM
Nicearooni..
longslowdistance

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09/04/2013 08:13 PM
Hey PA, just curious, what did you use for gear, specifically tires? I was on some of those trails today and some were buff, but a lot were pretty rough and/or slick. But to make 100 miles rolling resistance counts for a lot, too.
pabiker

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09/04/2013 10:18 PM
Very pleased with my Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.4 on the front and my Continental x-king 2.2 w/Protection on the rear. It was muddy and slick in places, but with a lot or hard pack and fire road.
jpouchet

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09/06/2013 04:08 PM
Awesome result! 100 miles and 13k climbing on the road is hard enough. Doing it in the dirt is a whole different experience. I'd need the medics!

Congratulations PA


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