Warda Mountain Bike Race – 2013 TMBRA

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2013 The Warda Race at Bluff Creek Ranch
May 18, 2013<br />Men’s Cat 3 40-49
This is the 10th race in the TMBRA State Series

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Bluff Creek Ranch is a staple of the Texas Mountain Biking Racing Association state series. This course has a lot of wide open and is what I would call a hammerfest. You’re on, pedaling hard almost the entire race. Not only that, but there are lots of flat, open, and straight sections around meadows and fields.

Because of the above, the course is very roadie friendly. And several road oriented riders show up to throw down some of their hammerfest pain on the unsuspecting mountain bikers.

The start loop here is over a mile long, mostly open, straight, loose doubletrack. Getting hot off of the line is not overly important as there are plenty of passing opportunities throughout the course, and there really aren’t very many places for pile ups to occur as there are no difficult or technical features to stall people out.

In the end, while the roadies did have their day in the open areas, many of them found even the easy technical nature of the course problematic, and there were numerous wash outs and crashes.

Race Report: http://www.turnincranks.com/2013/the-warda-race/

Dashware used for gauges/HUD: http://www.dashware.net

Race 1: Rocky Hill Ranch : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzsiYK8ifSU (8th)
Race 2: The Waco Race : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxEj-zLF7vw (16th)
Race 3: STORM Hill Country Challenge – Did not attend
Race 4: Mellow Johnny’s Classic – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e31eweg6bgg (8th)
Race 5: Bent Wheel Bash – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DC8otNq0T8 (7th)
Race 6: Big Ring Challenge – Did not attend
Race 7: Solavaca Cat Claw Challenge – Did not attend
Race 8: Bicycle Sport Shop Pace Bend Race – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kppz0_BAbg (5th)
Race 9: Prayer Mountain Pedal Race – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr7W-ngRckE (4th)
Race 10: The Warda Race – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bWbnVWf81Y (7th)

About TC

Long time mountain biker, recent mountain bike racer. Borderline unhealthy obsession with mountain biking, constantly drawn to hit the dirt and share my experiences.

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