Sunday, May 26, 2013

Remote Race Report: Transylvania Epic Prologue stage 1 Timetrial

Saturday Drew and Jim arrived to the race venue for the Transylvania Epic. Race headquarters are at the Seven Mountains Boy Scout Camp near State College, Pennsylvania, in the Appalachian Mountains.


 On their pre-ride, the sharp Paleozoic sedimentary rocks gave them each flat tires. Flats fixed, they settled in to their luxury boy scout dorm experience.


 

The dorms have proved to be entertaining.  A funny mix of type A ameture racers and laid back buddies like Drew and Jim.  The oddest thing is the inclusion of both male and female racers in the same dorm and sharing the same bathroom!

Sunday was the prologue -  a time trial.  First, to fuel up at the cafeteria,


Smart racers always check out the finish line...


And intelligent racers always have a beer before a race.


I didn't get to talk to Drew at length after today's stage, but everything went well and they finished in 1 hour 36 minutes, 26 minutes off the leaders in the men's duo category.  Tomorrow is a 35 mile stage. 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I want to be in that dorm! I mean race :)

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