Monday, March 05, 2007

Even more racing in Virginia

Cville Racing triple Threat

Camp Hilbert Race Series

There is more racing in VA this year than you can shake a stick it. Unfortunately, I probably won't be able to attend these races. With family, I have to be very picky about the events I go to. It's an all day affair with driving/racing, and actually more like a 2-3 day affair in terms of bike prep and packing and unpacking,etc.

There's nothing like a race for good training. Coaches always say that 'when sufficiently motivated' you can produce good power even on the 2nd/3rd day of a block. There is nothing like a race to create a sufficiently motivating environment.

Hopefully this trend will continue for a while. These smaller races and race series like the Derailler Series are wonderful incubators for creating dedicated racers that once addicted will be forced to race the better part of their lives.

3 Comments:

At 4:01 PM, Blogger baker said...

Good to see you're still riding/racing! I'd like to get back to Cville for some races (now that I've learned to ride some CO mountains)...I'm "training" for 18 hours of fruita. Dad of 2 now, and training is just getting out and putting in some miles and smiles for me...

later,
Brad Baker

 
At 11:20 PM, Blogger doug said...

there's always the Shenandoah Mtn 100. When is the Rowdy Dawg? I miss that race.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger ashwinearl said...

There is a new 'resurrected' race on April 1st at Mountain Lake called the dirty dawg (www.eastcoasters.com) And the Brush mtn Rowdy Dawg is at the end of October.

Mtn100 and similar destination event type races like 12/24hrs have been growing for years and are all the rage.

I'm more talking about the 2-3hr XC races which are closer to homes that had been on the down-slide for the past 8 years. For many of us these are the events that fit into our lives.

2-3hr drive times, 2-3hr event, and you can train for them reasonably within the constraints of regular life with family and jobs.

They are also the events that are needed to incubate new mtb racers. Brand newbies just aren't going to go to mtn 100, or if they do may be soured off mtb events for life. But these other races are a great place for them to get their feet wet.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home