OMBC #4 Mohican State Park

May 18, 2014

 Rider Team Place Field
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
  Tom Pollock: 3rd, Sport
Tom Pollock
First race back after ~8 weeks off the bike recovering from surgery. I was expecting the worst but it didn't went better than expected. 3rd into the woods, all three of us made it up the first climb where everyone usually gets hung up and has to run. Mile 1.5 the 2nd place guy tagged a tree, and then I passed into the lead around mile 3. I led through ~mile 8 and then was passed by a rider that was not in the original top 3. Around mile 20 I was passed by another rider also not in the original top 3, who then later passed the leader and won. I think I made up for lack of fitness with a smarter race - making sure not to go too hard and keep my cadence high so I wouldn't blow up. Most importantly, it was a great day and I got to spend some time afterwards with a few other BRCR guys and some free beer!