Saturday, February 16, 2013

Santos 12 Hour MTB Race 2013

Traveled to Ocala. Florida to compete in the 2013 Santos Vortex 12 hour MTB Race. Got to the Vortex pit Friday bout 12 noon. The pit was all reserved for teams and sponsors so I set up my Camp / Pit up in the field on the way in. The Race course made a hard left bout mid field and i set up right at that corner. Our pit was about 1 mile before the start finish so after i pitted I still had a mile of rough trail to navigate before the finish line.
I preregistered so I just had to pick up my number and race pack. I was number one! race pack had Endurolytes, gel, t-shirt.
Friday night we cooked chicken wings peas and Ray brought some Sausages from

Saturday Morning I woke up feeling great Made coffee in the french press, Oatmeal n a bannana and I was ready! My plans was to take my time and do 8 laps and have Fun. I had Gels, Sport Beans, snickers, pepsi, pringles, honeystinger waffles endurolytes and perpetuem.
lucky my pit brothers had some pnut butter n honey sandwiches to share!
I got a slow start and was one of the last riders to hit the single track. The course was half rugged tech rock stuff and half flat flowy formula one racetrack! 9 miles total. I played some music on my phone since headphones aren't allowed.

SANTOS Vortex 12 hour solo sport men. I did 8 laps! 

Great race with great people! After the race we boiled shrimp then I don't remember what happened til i woke up in my car bout 1 am. Went got in the tent and slept til sunrise!
 Primitive camping right on the Santos trail.

My First race on my new 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp FSR 29er