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The Bear 100 (72 mile) 2022 – Race Recap

This was a hard recap for me to write and record. Very much did not go to plan…

  • Intro: 00:08
  • Breakdown: 02:58
  • Lessons: 06:05
  • Wrapping up: 09:30
  • Race video: https://youtu.be/i2iLnN6ejtk

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Sir Ridealot
Sir Ridealot
4 months ago

Major bummer 🙁 Such a freak accident, there isn’t much you could have done. I’ve had a few myself where you hit an unexpected hole or dip, and the next second you’re on the ground. Unfortunately group rides increase the risk, and races even more so. I just had my first crash this season as well, today in fact, also on gravel. Probably the worst so far, but apart from missing skin from a couple limbs I didn’t break anything thankfully. To go on a tangent, I found it funny that I have the exact same shirt from your video.… Read more »

Sir Ridealot
Sir Ridealot
Reply to  Andrew Van Til
4 months ago

Hah! I’ve had the shirt for ~2 years now, I guess it’s still in style 😉

I think 1x vs 2x is more of a personal preference thing, although there seems to be a move towards 1x in gravel lately. Myself I prefer 1x for anything that’s not road. It just makes cleaning and maintenance so much easier. Plus it’s easy to downshift 3 gears at a time if the terrain changes suddenly.

Dennis Keane
Dennis Keane
4 months ago

Really tough, hope you recover quickly. No doubt a crash like that would have anyone asking tough questions.

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