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Pearl at the Stewart Super Six Pack

Details

Name: James Pearl
Current Bike: Scalpel, SuperX, SystemSix
Tire Choice: Racing Ralphs, the really good/expensive ones.
Favorite Park in NJ: Allamuchy

Bio

Most Epic Ride: Toss up from when I almost died with the crew at TOS and chipped my tooth, Epic White Clay Snow Ride, or riding Roth Rock in the rainy fog with Mandi.
29ers are: The only bike I own. Right now.
Backpack or Bottles?: Bottles for socials, packs are where its at.
When I'm not riding a bike, I'm: Pretending to work. Chilling with Mandi and my cat.
50 closing words that may or may not mean anything: Keep having fun.
Other Interests: Skiing

Training

Keep a training log? yes, mostly with funny names that have no meaning whatsoever
Electronics? Edge 705
Nutrition on the bike: Lemon Lime and Orange Gu and Lemon Gu Brew, anything Lemon/Orange.
Nutrition after the ride: Burritos and Chocolate Milk
Any special pre-race breakfast? 3 pancakes with speculos and maple syrup... yummm
Road bikes are for: Pain

Results

2014

CX

Cat 2/3/4 - 62nd of 102 at Nittany Day 1 (rolled tire)

Cat 2/3/4 - 26th of 100 at Nittany Day 2

Cat 2/3/4 - 45th of 112 at Charm City Day 1

Cat 2/3/4 - 32nd of 112 at Charm City Day 2

Cat 3 - 4th of 25 at Westwood Cross

Cat 3 - 4th of 32 at Caffeinated Cross

Cat 2/3/4 - 15th of 54 at Whirlybird Cross

Cat 3 - 4th of 33 at Cooper River Cross

Cat 2/3/4 - 22nd of 69 at HPCX Day 1

Cat 2/3/4 -14th of 46 at HPCX Day 2

Cat 3 - 7th of 33 at Martys Cross Day 2

Cat 3 - 2nd of 19 at Craigmeur CX

Sussex CX


MTB

Open - 45th of 97 at Singlespeedapalooza

Open - 9th of 20 at Iron Hill 4 Hour Endurance

Open - 26th of 99 at Bearscat 50

Open U40 - 11th of 20 at Ramsey's Revenge

Open Men - 15th of 74 Stoopid 50 (21st of 128 Overall)

Cat 1 19-39 - 9th of 20 at Lewis Morris Challenge

Open - 45th at Wilderness 101 (64th of 196 Overall)

Cat 1 19-39 - 10th of 16 at Mountain Creek Scramble

2013

MTB

Open - 11th of 34 at MTBNJ Short Track - High Bridge #1

Cat 2 Outlaw - 2nd of 3 at Blue Mountain Chain Stretcher

Open Men - 23rd of 96 at Singlespeed-A-Palooza

Cat 1 19-29 - DNF at Wawayanda Spring Cleaning (mechanical)

Open Men - DNF at Bearscat 50 (failed body)

Open Men - 39th of 100 at Stoopid 50 (58th of 162 overall)

Cat 1 19-29 - DNF at Lewis Morris Challenge (flat)

Cat 1 19-29 - 6th of 6 at KVSP Bulldog Rump

Cross

Cat 2/3/4 - 58th of 114 at Charm City Day 1

Cat 2/3/4 - 64th of 117 at Charm City Day 2

Cat 3 - 17th of 33 at Westwood Velo CX

Cat 2/3/4 - 28th of 89 at Whirlybird Cross

Cat 3 - 13th of 53 at Cooper River Cross

Cat 3 - 12th of 49 at Bubble Cross

Cat 2/3/4 - 22nd of 61 at HPCX

Cat 3 - 10th of 18 at SCCX #1

Cat 3 - 7th of 17 at SCCX #2

Cat 3 - 5th of 21 at Horseshoe Scramble


Road

Cat 5A - 13th of 43 at Tour of the Battenkill

2012

MTB

Open Men – 15th of 26 at Short Track #1

Open Men - 15th of 36 at Short Track #2

Open Men - 45th of 66 at Singlespeed-A-Palooza

Cat 1 19-29 - DNF of Wawayanda H2H #2 (DFL)

Cat 1 19-29 - 7th of 8 at Jungle Habitat H2H #3

Open Men - 27th of 34 at Stewart Six Pack

Cat 1 19-39 - 15th of 20 at Fair Hill Classic

Open Men - 34th of 35 at Dark Horse 40

Combined Team - 3rd of 21 at Mooch Madness - Team Ham Sandwich

2012 MTB Goals - Ride with the fast guys as long as I could. This was easier said then done. These people are fast. I feel like I grew over the year and got stronger and became more aware of what I need to do in terms of getting up to speed with the big boys.


Cross

Cat 4 – 8th of 107 at Nittany Cross Day 1

Cat 4 - 31st of 132 at Nittany Cross Day 2

Cat 4 - 17th of 110 at Cham City Day 1

Cat 4 - 11th of 98 at Charm City Day 2

Cat 4 - 7th of 104 at Whirlybird CX

Cat 4 - 10th of 76 at Cooper River Cross

Cat 4 - 15th of 79 at HPCX

Cat 3 - 18th of 30 at Town Cycle Bubblecross

Cat 3 - DNF at Horseshoe Scramble

2012 Cross Goals Really wanted to win a Cat 4 race, but that never happened. I decided before the season started that after HPCX I would upgrade to the B's and see what it had to offer. Great learning experience and racing with tons of great people. Really enjoyed goign to the farther venues and doing the double weekends.

2011

MTB

Cat 2 SS – 11th of 36 at Fair Hill Bike Line Spring XC

Sport NJ – 4th of 58 – Singlespeed-a-palooza

Cat 2 SS – 4th of 20 at Wawayanda H2H #1 - First race as MTBNJ Team Member

Cat2 SS – 3rd of 10 at Tymor H2H #2

Open SS – 10th of 28 at Stewart Super Six Pack

Cat 2 SS - 3rd of 24 at Iron Hill Challenge

Cat 2 SS - 8th of 27 at Fair Hill Classic

Cat 2 SS - 3rd of 12 at Bulldog Rump H2H #4

Open SS - 17th of 46 at The Darkhorse 40

Cat 2 SS - 3rd of 6 at Taconic 909 Challenge H2H #5

Cat 2 SS - 2nd out of 10 at Rumble in the Jungle H2H #6

Cat 2 SS - 3rd out of 6 at Blue Mountain Chain Stretcher H2H #7

Open Men - 19th out of 34 at Bagels and Bacon Short Track #2

First Place Overall Cat 2 Singlespeed

2011 MTB Goals - To do as many races as I could. The itch could not be un-itched. The rush and excitement of the races couldn't last longer. Endurance, Short track, anything to cure the fix. I had a great year and was able to finish all my races on the bike. Never did find that first place race this year.


CX - Cat 4

29th of 110 at WhirlyBird Cross

3rd of 74 at Hillbilly Hustle

9th of 69 at Central Park of Morris County

30th of 65 - HPCX at Jamesburg

7th of 40 - Hidden Valley Cyclocross

22nd of 29 - Westwood CX (flatted)

9th of 30 - SCCX #1

12th of 35 - SCCX #2

9th Place Overall Cat4


2011 CX Goals - The plan was to have fun and enjoy a day at the CX races. Not sure how I would stack up against the competition, I would just try and race my own battles with whoever is around me. The Hillbilly showed that I could be semi-competitive in the 4's. We will see what happens in the next couple of weekends!

2010

Sport NJ – DFL at Singlespeed-a-palooza (Walked half of the second lap for swag)

Cat 3 – 4th of 21 at Lewis Morris Challenge

Cat 3 – 1st of 9 at KVSP Bulldog Rump

Cat 2 SS - 9th of 12 at Blue Mountain Chain Stretcher

Cat 2 SS – 9th of 10 at Jungle Habitat

Cat 4 CX - DNF at Horseshoe Scramble

2010 Goals - After the SSaP fiasco, I wanted to see if I could really actually race. I won my only mountain bike race, and felt like I could really get into the racing side of mountain biking. This was my jump to Cat 2 and my first real taste at what this would be like. I also competed in my first CX race, but was cut short after one lap after running over Eric Capers and flatting. This was a rush I haven't experienced with mountain biking before; I purchased a used CX bike shortly after and would patiently wait until the fall.

2009

First Race ever;

Cat 3 - 8 of 13 - H2h Rumble in the Jungle

2009 Goals - To see what this racing thing is all about. I somehow liked it enough, even though it was a wet soggy and painful filled day with a couple of crashes.