Making precise moves in swift water was more difficult than what Im used to with my shorter whitewater boats.The next stop in the Ultimate Mountain Challenge was the Sobe XC Mountain Bike race, which involved more than 10 miles of precipitous singletrack. The course was technical and tough, including hugeclimbs, rock gardens, drops, replica IWC 5004-01 Men's Watch switchbacks, and make-it-or-crash stone staircases adjacent to the ski slopes. I rode the Giant Anthem X2 mountain bike, a dual-suspension ride new for 2009. It was a nice balance between the beefy downhill bikes many competitors used and a lighter crosscountry model.
Still, the Anthems suspension could not keep up. My hands went numb after gripping the vibrating handlebars on the first lap. The bike, which retails for $2,900, made up for some of the lack of damping with its speed, and I completed the course in a respectable 1 hour and 21 minutes to take 32nd place among a field of locals and replica IWC IW325312 Men's Watch pros.Next week: The Gear Junkie competes in a 10K mountain footrace and a time trial bike race up Vail Pass.Stephen Regenold writes a blog on outdoors gear at .
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