This weekend Katie and I went north to Cable, WI for Cable Classic mountain bike race; A 23 mile race from Lakewoods Resort to Cable. This was the first time I have done this race and didn't know what to expect. What I did know was the weather at the start of the race was going to be cold. The forcasted highs for Satruday was 55, but I didn't expect to see snow flakes in the morning. Luckily I was prepared for the cool weather and was comfortable for the race.
The course was a lot of fun with a good mix of single track and fire roads. The worst part of the race was splashing through the freezing mud puddles and then riding in wet shoes for an hour and a half. I felt like I rode a good race yesterday. I was able to move into the first group of riders right from the start and hung with the group for about half the race, eventually I started fading and couldn't hang on to the group. With about 10 miles to go I lost sight of the group and ended up riding the rest of the race with 2 other riders. With 2 miles to go 1 rider attached and I knew I wasn't going to be able to hang with him. In the end I held the other rider off and finished 11. I am really happy with how I rode. I didn't know what to expect fitnesswise since this was the first race of the season, but I thought I fared pretty well.
Special thanks to Tim Krueger and his family for letting us crash in the Fonzie loft.
Kaite and Odia for their support.
Thanks to Twin Six for the gear.
Rivers Eatery for the great pizza and beer. If you are in the cable area and are looking for some good pizza check this place out. You wont be disapointed.
Next weeked I am doing my first solo 12-hour race of the year in Greenbush, WI. Looking forward to a long day in the saddle.