Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cohutta 100 recap

Well I got the first hundred under the belt for the season. The race went well just a bit off of the leaders. I have done this race 3 times, 2007, 2008 and 2011. The race results are very similar in all 3. The first year I was 5th and was racing for the win, in the 2nd I was just off of the leaders and was 8th. This year I was just off of the leaders in 8th again.

The conditions were great and it was a fast race for a hundred. The race starts with a 3 mile road climb the about 15 miles of single-tract the about 70 miles of dirt road and the rest is nice single-tract to finish. I was in 10th going into the single-tract; I should have been more agro and got the hole- shot! I came off of the leaders going into the dirt road section. This was not good because I road by myself for the rest of the race. I ended up catching 2 riders who made the front group and finished 8th. This was the best my legs felt but I need to be in the group to draft on the dirt roads, overall a good day.