View Full Version : La Ruta de Los Conquistadores - I am on my way...
11-12-2007, 02:35 AM
It's on. 4 days of mountain biking across Costa Rica - from one ocean (Jaco) to the other (Puerto Limom).
Start Wednesday at 5:15 am.
I am at the airport right now on my way down to San Jose. I don't think I have been that nervous/excited/scared/happy in a long time.
I have been doing a fair amount of training for the last 10 months and I am probably in the best shape of my life, but I would need another year to be ready...so if you have some very last minute tricks to share, let me know...
11-12-2007, 02:47 AM
This is cool. :) Best of luck to you.
11-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Good Luck! That is one heck of a tough ride.
11-13-2007, 03:33 PM
Good luck! Can't wait to hear about it.
11-13-2007, 04:20 PM
"If you get tired pull over, if you get hungry eat something"
...Have a blast and live in the moment ;)
11-14-2007, 04:51 PM
Cool, good luck! Have a good time. Costa Rica is one of my most favorite places!
11-15-2007, 04:12 AM
dont end the day til the day is over.......last year 50% of the people didnt make it thru the time check on day 1. This year the coordinators have chopped out two added sections on a few of the days that was new to last years course.
Also- keep an eye on your bike at all times. Lots of locals pilfering nice american bikes last year.
Last year they also extended a few of the time checks---so dont go by your watch.......keep riding til the day is over.......
11-20-2007, 03:19 PM
Well, how did it go?
A neighbor of one of my riding buddies (and fellow 24 Hours team member), Cary Smith, got 4th in Masters B, 40-49.
11-20-2007, 05:03 PM
Well, I am back and alive....hardly...
It was by far the most difficult challenge I've never attempted. It is unbelievable.
The race takes you through about 37000 feet of climbing in 4 days and 365 km of mud, rocks, sand, river, railroad, etc through temperature from 10C to 40C.
I ran out of time (and energy) on Day 1, but I managed to complete the next 3 days and made it through the finish line in Puerto Limon. I made it through all the checkpoints in time, but very often was at the end of the pack as I was pacing myself. My goal was only to complete the race...and I have seen so many people dropping off because of injuries, mechanical failures or even hypothermia
All in all it was an incredible experience and I am really glad I have done it.
Here's a bit more details:
And some pics:
I’ll try to add more details later as I need to work right now…
11-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Wow that is just awesome. Somehow I missed this thread too.. Too cool and congrats on your finish. I have a local friend who is a former professional MTB racer and is a very very good rider, and we tried to send him down this year for his 40th but it was too late. Regardless, very cool...
11-20-2007, 09:25 PM
I've got one word: BRASS
Congrats dude. I'm my house you win!
11-23-2007, 06:32 AM
I put some pictures on my website
some have been "borrowed" from this site:
gosh I can't believe I was just there a few days ago. I want to do it again!
11-28-2007, 05:15 PM
good write-up here for those you are interested...
12-27-2007, 03:55 AM
Wow...awsome race. Congrats on finishing, that's amazing.:Wow1:
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