Tree Shaker 6 Hour Mountain Bike Race Report – As a last-minute decision (you know me), I decided to do the Tree Shaker. Well, it wasn’t exactly last minute. Dan and I were out riding the Anne Springs Close Greenway trails the week before the race. He had already planned on doing the race several weeks before as a preparatory race leading up the the Swank 65, which we are both signed up for. The Monday following our ride (5 days before the race), I decided what the heck, I’ll do it too. 6 hours of mountain biking sounded fun, and after all, I would be doing the Swank, so it would be great training.
The morning of the race, I gathered up all my water bottles, nutrition, bike and what-not and headed out to the greenway. I was sure that I had too many bottles for the time being spent, but I figured having too many was better than not enough. Besides, one bottle was for breakfast and one for recovery (before beer).