Challenge at Mountwood

April 10, 2011

 Rider Team Place Field
Backroom Coffee Roasters MTB team 
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Team Jeni's 
Backroom Coffee Roasters MTB team 
  Shannon Tenwalde: 1st, Sport
Shannon Tenwalde
1st place in women's sport class at mountwood!!
  Blair Fraley: 4th, Masters
Blair Fraley
Hard hot race. Lot of climbing and very few decents. Ran out of food and water in the first hour chasing the front group.
Started catching the guys from the front group as they fell apart in the last hour. It was hard going from 45 degrees the day before to 90 degrees the next day,
  Spencer Hackett: 8th, Sport
Spencer Hackett
Hotter 'n' hell down there in West Virginia. Mountwood has beautiful single track with seemingly endless climbing. In years prior to the Challenge at Mountwood it poured rain during the race, rendering the trail a sloppy, muddy mess; this year was drastically different. Dry, tacky in some spots, but fast. Just after noon the Sport race took off with over 90(!!) riders sprinting for the hole shot; luckily I got it. Led some dudes up the first climb, hit the redzone and reeled it in. Spent the rest of the day in what most consider the "paincave" and couldn't handle my bike to save my life. Fortunately I had decent legs to climb and gain some spots back. Ended with pizza and beer, just the way I like it. Cheers to OMBC/WVMBA for a great venue and great race.
  Doug Rubel: 27th, Sport
Doug Rubel
Raced the Sport Vet Category. This was a really fun event. It was a positive introduction to racing for me. Great sportsmanship amongst the riders. Climbing the hills was a real challenge. My left cleat broke off in my pedal about mile 10 which made for some exciting downhill riding.