6 Hours of OC Race Report
It was a fun course with plenty of climbing so I chose to ride the carbon S-works that I used at the Creampuff 100. I didn't have any major mechanicals although the grip shift would get stuck in some gears, but I just had to shift up to loosen it up then shift down. The temps got up to 92 degrees so it was great training for next week's race down in Costa Rica.
I'm a big fan of sleeveless jerseys for hot days since the Hurkey Creek race.
In the end, it came down to me chasing Manny, my teammate, around the course for a little under six hours. We both ended up with 9 laps and he crossed the line about a minute ahead of me. We each won our respective categories, expert 17-30 & expert 31-45. Lou won the female category and finished third solo overall with 8 laps; it was her first race as part of the Sho-Air team. I think ten of my teammates made the podium which is excellent considering that there were at least twelve of us racing.
My legs are ready for three days of grueling racing. Bring it on Frischi! =)
Bern, Lou & Mary
Eric (left) chose to ride a SS for this one. Second place & I "cheated" by using gears...I feel no shame.