Starting off the MTB racing season early this year, you never know what to expect of your form.
The heavy hitters took off at the start and were long gone, but the battle was being fought behind. I rode away from the chasing group after working my way up to the front, and spent the rest of the race trying not to let them catch me. It worked out for me in the end.
finishing in 5th
It's fun getting back into the rhythm of suffer/recover opposed to the constant suffering of a skimo race.