Sunday, November 16, 2008

MTB Race

I did the mountain bike race at Harbison Forest this afternoon and finished 2nd in the expert class. It was a low key event since most competitors were locals and its the off season right now. About 10 of us lined up and I was the lone singlespeeder. I paced myself pretty well and rode a good second half of the race to move up from 5th to 2nd, but the leader (Justin from Charleston) was way out in front and I never saw him. The SS worked pretty well on this course. I couldn't keep up on some of the flat pedaling sections but the bike was fine on climbs and everywhere else.

I've been using this race is motivation to hold onto some sort of fitness over the last several weeks. Now I can slack off a little more.

3 comments:

mdrogalis said...

Jay- Great race on the Felt Nine Solo! I rode mine as well earlier in the day in the Sport 40+ race and took second after leading for over 2 3/4 laps (we only had to do 3). The single speed was great on that course, but I got tagged by the winner when we were heading downhill and I was all spun out. See you on the roads in Blythewood!

Jay said...

Congrats on your 2nd! It was a good SS course but keeping up with geared bikes on some of the open sections was impossible.

JB said...

Good job guys. Time to drink and get fat now?