My teammate, and good friend OJ Simpson, and I traveled to Charlotte, NC for some short track mountain bike racing. This was my very first short track race and an event that I wanted to try since last year. Since it was my first short track race, I raced the beginner category. OJ says "I'm expecting you to win".
The race was 30 minutes (and 7 laps) around a 1-mile mountain bike trail. Part of the coarse near the start/finish line include grass, sidewalk and parking lot......then back into the woods for the single track.
Leading the pack up to the start/finish line on top of a big gear.
After 3 laps I was away with a 15 second lead. I maintained that lead and eventually increased the gap to 30 seconds.
I increased the gap. OJ claims that I finished a minute ahead of 2nd place. A great way for me to start the season.