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stellar ride, I am not surprised that you are trashed, I would say you are in excellent shape, btw strava documents what is possible, thx for sharing, you got a KOM, 19.1 MPH and 7 minutes of stop time, 200+ miles, 9k+ of climbing, is this your toughest ride of the year ? it does not get much tougher for a single day ride
Beyond Epic! Great Race!!
What, no mid- ride selfies? Do you even know how Strava works?
Awesome job menso, I was following the tracker!
Of the year? Are you kidding? Toughest ever
@menso certainly beyond what I would ever attempt , 19.1 MPH with climbing and distance is great, for a one day event this might be the toughest, I follow some people that do multi day efforts like San Diego to San Francisco on a three day weekend minimal sleep and lots of cycling https://www.strava.com/activities/999751959 https://www.strava.com/activities/1011997779
Holy crap dude, amazing pace!!! Looks like there was no time to rest!!! Impressive1
Kudos! How on earth does a pace like that earn 3rd? Saw you were practically 2nd.
What percentage dirt?
Super job Menso!!!!
96% dirt. I was in second but was cramping super hard and didn't give a shit anymore and got passed in the last 100 feet.
What is the nutrition/hydration like for an event like this?
3 aid stations only. I started with 3 bottles, and then picked up two fresh bottles plus a 70 oz camelbak refill at each aid station. I ate 10 or so clif/mojo bars, 10ish packages of shot bloks, and 10ish gels. In the first three hours I mostly had bars and then progressed to the bloks and gels. Also, I didn't have anything caffeinated until five hours in, so the caffeine really worked when I needed it.
CONGRATS!!! Soooo AWESOME!!!
Amazing work Menso, sounds you got into the right breakaway. Putting 30min into Ted King. Animal.
Ted flatted a few times, as did many other contenders. That's half the race at Kanza.
Holy shitballs is right! Congrats on an amazing effort!
So proud of you, Menso! Way to crush it just like I knew you would!!! #Ninerd