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Vanina taking it easy???

Supagav's picture

By Supagav - Posted on 24 November 2008

dreggsy's picture

Hi Vanina,
I'm really sorry about a stupid passing manouver on what would have been the last lap,
I thought there was plenty of room around that corner and i was flying along and didn't really see you until it was way to late,

I understand how you would have felt as I've been in that very same position before,

please accept my whole hearted apology.


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Rob's picture

On her way to Solo second place... nice work! Smiling

lozza6's picture

Fantastic! especially considering it looks like she's asleep at the handlebar here Sticking out tongue hahaha

Great work! Laughing out loud

Paul's picture

V - 2nd that's awesome.

Note to self "Don't try and keep pace with Vanina"

v's picture

Thanks to everyone from NOBMOB it is so great to have people around to tell you to keep going when you are tired! if Gav did not push me I would have not done my last lap the "fluffy" one!

Jason it is ok though I was supa tired and some people make me fall because they tried to pass me on skinny sections ...I fell 8 times over the last 4 laps so I was a bit grumpy ...I have bruises and my head was just gone on holiday somewhere else.
I really need to learn how to train the mental thoughness ....??? advise....???

dreggsy's picture

The mental game is the worst game to play, It is so easy to talk yourself into stopping,
especially after a few falls etc,
I find in the later stages of a race a bit of ginseng / gurana tablet works wonders to keep you focused, stops you from going on holiday
Also RedBull on the last lap.

Also have to remind yourself of what / where the fun parts of the course are and how you only have to do that hard climb one last time to get to the fun sections.

alchemist's picture

You went out very fast, probably too fast.

Lap Time
12 53:55
11 54:16
10 49:54
9 46:07
8 46:06
7 43:54
6 42:58
5 44:38
4 41:07
3 38:33
2 37:39
1 38:37

If you look at the experienced solo guys & gals their lap times will be fairly consistant (with in 10%) throughout the day.

v's picture

I knew that I was going too fast but the funny thing is that I felt ok until I stopped at the end of the 4th lap to grab some food and drink and then Katrin passed me ...
I guess I did not understand what my body was trying to tell me...It was my fist solo my first long race so I guess I am learning and now I know ... Smiling) thanks from the baby Enduro-rider

GAZZA's picture

w't.f? If that was your first then watch out katrin! A little bit of experience in these things and you'll be killing them! Better get your autograph now and beat the crowds!

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