Friday, November 14

Eric Parks Tells All in 24 Hour Race Results

The race was awesome, such a cool experience to be up and racing for 24 straight. We arrived early to set up camp and get all the support crew up to speed

It's funny how, when you are beginning the race, it seems so long and so hard; but once it begins, time just seems to fly by. Before you know it darkness is setting in, and the air is finally cooling off.

We decided, and it seems to work well, that 1 lap on and 1 lap off was a good way to go - laps are about an hour, and after one you're left feeling like you still have more to give, but it's time to rest before heading out again. After 2 laps in a row you feel pretty worked and ready to get off the bike.

I was forced to do the LaMans start, I hate running..... 1st lap complete and all is good.

We alternated until 2:30AM, when @ 33 degrees I determined it was too cold for laps - time for a quick nap, back out at first light, into the 33 degree nght. Man, was it frickin cold!!!! Finally the sun broke out and it was a new day. We were awake and again posting quick laps.

We ended up 3rd overall, only 45 seconds out of 2nd place. We were stoked and tired all at once.

A podium trip, and then it was time to pack up the entire campsite and head for home. After 30 straight hours up and racing, this is a very painful and rough task. hhaahhaahaha We can't wait for spring next year.

Eric Parks

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you two rock!! we have high expectations for next year!

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