CA Dirt MTB Series
Ridin' High at the Ranch, in Susanville, CA.
Race three in California Dirt Mountain Bike Series, Cat 2 XC, 50-59, 2nd place.
All cat 2s were lined up by age and started together so after being strung out in the first 1/4 mile of singletrack there was about a mile of dirt road to try to get ahead of all the people that were able to line up ahead of me based on age and who would be obstacles to pass over the next 18 miles of singletrack. I dropped my nemesis half way up the long climb and near the end I thought I had the race in the bag when with 1/2 mile to go on the flats I was passed by a guy who must have descended like a mad man. I couldn't hang with him to the finish and lost by 12 seconds. I regret settling in behind people at times on the climbs when I should have been passing and padding my lead. Great course but way too far away. - Dave Good