Rock Cobbler Recap

February 11, 2019

Rock Cobbler Recap

After winning this year’s Rock Cobbler, Phil Tinstman posted this write-up of the event. It was so great we got Phil’s permission to share it with all of you:

The 2019 edition of The Rock Cobbler did not disappoint. The normal shenanigans combined with weather made things very interesting. Here is my recap by numbers... Was a truly fun and amazing time with friends!

6.0 - Edition of Rock Cobbler
7 - Cool peeps riding in the MMR Monster Media RacingTeam van from Carlsbad 🚌
5 - Number of finishers of our group🤷🏼‍♂️
5 hrs 15 min from Carlsbad to Bakersfield in LA traffic🤦🏼‍♂️
8 - how Super our hotel was🏪
1 - overdosed of meth at Super 8
84 - miles of course
5800ft - of climbing🏔
5:32:25 - Finishing time
8:30am - start time
40 - degrees Fahrenheit at start
35 - degrees when it started raining 🥶
1 - amount of kegs in van🍻
60 - lbs of ice needed for said keg
1 - Gargoyles (if you know then you know)
5 - Hammer Gels I consumed in flask (thanks Slasher!)
4 - Large bottles
1 - pack bloks
1 - Hot Shot
40c - Tire size
300ish - Starters
64 - DNF (aka JFQ club)🥴😆
2 - Houses I have ridden through doing Cobblers
8lbs - weight of dry mud on bike 🤪
1 - number of kegs I graciously finished off on Sunday🍺(the last 30oz anyways)
44 - number of In N Out French fries on floor of van🍟
Countless - number of amazing volunteers on course🙋🏼‍♀️
1 - numbers of cleavers for overall placing🔪🥇
2 - Times forced to stop because of mud
1 - Flat after arriving home on bike 🤷🏼‍♂️
Infinity - laughs
Rigged - straw system deciding who drives home
3124 - Number of calories consumed of delicious pulled pork after

All in all an amazing trip and Sam Ames does an amazing job in his unique way of putting on a very quality event! I had a blast racing with a number of friends and legends of cycling.

Can’t wait to do it again!
Forgive me for robbing everyone’s photos!
#monstermediaracing #rockcobbler #ride100percent #beer #blackshirtinvan
#whathappensinthevanstaysinthevan
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