We survived another (our 12th I think) race weekend! Revolution's Single Track Escape was this past Sunday. While there is a lot of stuff that needs to happen prior to the event the major haul of work happens race day and couldn't be done without people volunteering their time on a weekend, thank you!
Because of the volunteers I am able to race. Once again I opted for marathon, as many laps as you can do in 4 hours. Having ridden a lot the past two weeks without much rest I knew my legs were tired. I went in with the attitude of just riding at my pace. At the start however I did push myself to get a good spot into the single track. I ended up first with two riders on my heels. At the first passing lane I let them pass and attempted to ride with them. They were much better than I in the tight single track so they slowly rode away from me. At the start of the 2nd lap I drilled the open field and ski trail section to catch back up to the two leaders. It worked but I was pretty gassed so again they walked away from me in the single track. This is when I remembered I wanted to ride my race! I eased up and had a blast!
I fell to 4th place at one point but the 3rd place rider seemingly disappeared. Later in the lap counts I could see I was coming up on Nate, who was sitting in 2nd. We rode together a bit but I kept my comfort pace and lost Nate in lap traffic. I never saw the 1st place guy, Matt Abel, mostly because he had 8 minutes on me! That guy flew through the single track!
I was stoked to have ended up 2nd (8 laps) and had a great time doing so. I absolutely loved the Deadwood. Once the technical sections opened up half way through our race the bikes capabilities really stood out. What a great machine!
I am a bit sore today, both the legs and back. It's up in the air what I will have time for this afternoon. I should mow and Avery has another track meet. Sneaking in a short spin may be tricky.