Monday, March 23, 2009

GSC #1 - East Macon Park

First race of the Georgia State Championship cross country mountain bike series, done.

Start: Sun, Mar 22, 2009 9:38 AM Eastern Time
Distance: 17.23 mi

Series Website

GPS data on Garmin Connect

Can see from the HR monitor, I started to slow down some on the 3rd lap. My legs where a bit toasted. No cramping though. Need to do more 1 hr 30 min solid rides on the mountain bike to get a good idea of exactly how far I can push them. Lungs and everything else felt fantastic.

Bike was fantastic. Nutrition/water where perfect. Though, I ran a 50oz CamelBak since I'm not good at drinking out of bottles. That's not going to be sufficient when it starts getting hotter.

Finished 10th out of 14 in the Single Speed Open Class. Kind of regret not tearing it up in Base/Beginner class for just one race. This will make me faster though. Beginner is two laps vs three laps for the open classes and Sport.

First mile was a flat cross style course, then it ran through a BMX track, then it dumped into five or so miles of tight single track. Short and steep climbs, nothing sustained. Sandy and some roots. Pretty typical central Georgia setup. Not what a usually ride but lots of fun.

Next race will be April 19th in Columbus, GA (Flat Rock Park).

Grant B's photos. Very good work.

More photos in this SORBA forum thread.


  1. Sounds like a fun course and good onya for resisting the sandbagging urge!

    Peace and Happy Trails!

  2. Good job, Jason. You're going to be racing expert if you're not careful;-)