We were in second to fifth place all day long and ended up in third place. We decided not to go out for a final lap to finish with ten laps as it would not make a difference in the standings even though we were only down 3 minutes to second place after nine laps.
A fun 13 mile route with some tricky rock sections and fast twisty single track descents. But because of the weather this year the race was turned into a 12 hour race. So it ran from 10AM till 10PM with rain, snow, wind and cold!!
This event required that you ride the true Road Apple Rally race course over a two week period. Thus you were racing the 30 mile course without other competitors racing with you. Also there were fun riders out on the course that caused some issues. This year due to the lack of rain the course was very soft with more deep sand than I remember. Unfortunately the day I selected to ride the wind was howling and there seemed to be a headwind no matter which way the course turned!
Working hard and keeping a good pace was really hard for me. I have done the race a few times but don't have the course memorized so I did have to slow down at junctions and make sure I was headed the right way. But everyday on a mountain bike is a great day!
Pagosa Springs, CO • Oct 10 2020
Shafer Property 4CCX, a hilly fun but very dry course.
A socially distanced sprint triathlon held over two days with the only the swim being scheduled/monitored. Was very well done and lots of fun, you had to submit your gps file for your bike and run from the defined courses.