RACE DAY – Mountain Bike Race (a cycling race vlog)

RACE DAY – Mountain Bike Race (a cycling race vlog)


ok surely banana smoothie with some Kiwi berries and some chia seeds but so the back up just to say because we’re about to go to mountain bike race I don’t have a mountain bike how that happen well I went to Wilson’s bicycles there in clovis so about an hour actually from me and they’re doing demo rides for norco mountain bikes just like a motorcycle shop and a bicycle shop it’s totally crazy so go in there and China Josh and and he hooked me up man he gets me two different choices and more like downhill e-type bike and a more cross-country 29er ended up going with the 29er because i think it’s going to be much more pedley and they totally dialed in both bikes really i mean they really tweaked it for me they got the gears all good that they put slamming the tires and just totally got this thing dialed a rotary and a little bit wrote it out of the shop and then here we are I’ve got it already going to pick up my buddy Mike and head about two-and-a-half hours down to springville California and see what happens I’m gonna get two flats this time ok turn right onto truly river drive then you arrived at your destination you’ve arrived I have it under look like just cut in front of you to you did and i put it all over finds out you were experts look like so I signed up for the b-class sport classes three classes are beginner sport and expert pleasure sign up for the experts not my bike not a mountain biker mice and I wanna win this thing so sports like two laps around the circuit I setting it’s like 60 miles definitely the fitness to do more than that what did I don’t like race against some legit expert pro it yet but it’s the Haunted back to the top but is that to the very top it with everyone start the same time to get started everybody started this time to get the hundo so I have mountain bike shoes but like the cleats on these things won’t fit into the eggbeater pedals or whatever i’m going to run the cleats shoes on flat pedals it’s open fire road start and it’s got some real sandy corners and some bumpy sections but everybody goes full gas right off the line to get to the singletrack once you hit the singletrack there’s like there’s like a tree and once people hit that tree and divides into a single file line and people are going to be getting another place there’s deep transitions to go down and gullies back up again huh people are going to crash people are gonna do some off camera stuff people to slip out of the pedals going back everybody up so if you don’t get out and start you’re going to be in that mess a lot of people going to kill themselves and then mess up in front slow people up i mean it’s it’s kind of a kind of a mess in the beginning but a lot of fun single number again so how’s your eighth beautiful it’s true mountain bike racing nice course lots of fun singletrack blast definitely up again was the hardest part of it the client singletrack is worth it garnet what’s your name house i’ll do $MONEY and seventeen how long was your race are 15 hour and this nice how’d you do I got first my sweet your plant-based yeah how long you been I think a year and a half yeah and and you feel strong on the bike and everything wow that was a massively hard race I stuck with so there’s three classes expert the sport and beginner like ABC i signed up for be because didn’t I mountain biker like I have fitness but don’t really have that great skills I have a bike don’t give me a hard time anyway I stayed with the experts for the first lap and then just blew into pieces so I messed my thumb up pretty bad on my shifters but dude that was so much fun i don’t mean anything winning feels good so super fun man mountain bike racing is awesome because your level of fitness can really vary quite a bit like if you’re racing p12 your level of fitness has to be pretty on on point2 I really even have any sort of fun you can jump in a p12 crit and get blown out in five minutes you know for Fitness isn’t there might be a waste of a day but mountain biking even if you get last you still had a really fun day you know you finish the ride you feel like you got something out of your money and if you have good technical skills that can kind of make up for maybe some black and fitness so i wrote this norco 29er and it was awesome it was a little stiff for me i would like to have more suspension and it wasn’t totally set up in the hands right my hands keep slipping off so i get really sweaty and I could barely hold on and my thumb was like jabbing against the shifters that but so then this is what kind of funny is that i really wanted the podium picture i wanted a podium picture of me on the top step for a long time there was a good group of guys in the in the sport class maybe 20 and so I legitimately one like there was more that there’s a lot of people but they break it up into categories for age but so far the sport class i want i get up to the podium and third place was not there so he had his daughter I think go up there like that I can yeah so now in the podium picture makes it look like i poached some super junior twelve-year-old race and the VC just just robbed this like a twelve-year-old girl of the podium my god but anyway I met another girl that lives out in that area and she said she’s vegan 17 years old vegan for the year and a half and she won her class super cool jazz take a picture with me with that she actually did you don’t understand what someone like recognizes me for for youtube it is puts me over the moon i can’t it’s so awesome it sticks with me forever I anyone has never recognized me I think about you and that moment often that might sound weird but it’s just so awesome so the wife had something amazing it was like PF changs style kind of a Chinese so teriyaki sauce broccoli and carrots and sweet peas and mushrooms and rice and then she did like tempura cauliflower this is batter cauliflower it’s amazing an amazing dinner for an amazing day I’ve really only won two races have one like us some series and but honestly I want to race on as a cat for from a breakaway in a road and that was pretty much it so to win a race it feels really good as always vegan cyclist yeah