Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nice work Eszter!

It *appears* (the results are a bit confusing) that Eszter has won the 24 hours of Moab on her Waltworks 29er, and is thus US National Champion!

If I'm reading it right, she lapped the field and got to quit riding at 9:30, too, which had to be pretty nice. She did 13 laps! Wow!

Hopefully I'll have a story and some pictures in the next few days.

As for me, I'm still sick, but I'm well enough to do a little bit of work in the freezing cold today. Joy. Nothing like blowing snot rockets on the concrete and watching them freeze, instead of racing your bike in 70 degree weather in Moab.

I promise that will be the end of my whining, at least about my current illness.


Corey said...

Wow! She even beat Pua small feat!

a ham-fisted boy said...

Ironically, small feet!

Anonymous said...

Does this meant that your bikes will now come with a stars and stripes sticker on them...

Ed said...

Remind me to wear shoes in your workshop :-O

Congrats to Eszter!!


Eszter said...

Pua took it out at World Cup XC pace, and from what I can tell looking at the splits, blew sky-high and quit sometime around 6am.

Sarah, who ended up second, and I were within 5 minutes of each other for the first 18 hours. Sometime around 8 am, her crew came and told my crew that she wasn't going to try to go out for a 14th lap, meaning that I didn't have to either since I scanned in my 13th lap before her. It was a wicked good race. By far the hardest thing I've ever done.

I'll send pictures tomorrow.

Mikokatsun said...

Thanks for the race report, Eszter, sounds like some crazy strategy; can't wait to see teh pics!