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Written by Coakley Jopling Friday, 22 May 2015 07:33
The EFTA (Eastern Fat Tire Association) kicked off their first race at Burlingame state park in Rhode Island on May 3rd. For me it was my first ever EFTA race and it was my first race back in almost 20 years.
Written by Eric Olds Tuesday, 19 May 2015 21:11
I’ve wanted to race Weeping Willow for a few years now, but something always seems to get in the way. One of those things has been the fact that it’s such a popular race that the Sport 40-49 class usually sells out at 50 riders, so this year I committed to it early and signed up well in advance. The race is held in Willowdale State Forest in Ipswich, MA, which makes it one of my “local” races, being only a little over three hours away from my home in Lincolnville, ME. Even with the 9:30 start time I was able to get down there in plenty of time to settle in and warm up by jumping out of bed at 4 AM and hitting the road shortly thereafter. The prospect of getting up that early sounded horrible in advance, but it turned out not to be so bad.