the last few years it seems like the guys are picking up their game. This year we had the honor of having Scottie Weiss, otherwise known as the Pocket Rocket set the pace. Scottie has 10 years of Pro Cycling experience and his favorite tactic is getting away early on a very hard and hilly long course. Scottie set a new course record this year of 4:38 and everyone who tried to chase him got a great workout.
At 80 miles into the 103 mile ride with 9032 ft of climbing, I had 17 guys still in front of me. My chip time of 5:02:39 would put me in
12th place this year, I finished with 3 other riders who came around me at the “no sprinting allowed” finish line which put me at 15th place. Next year I might sprint. Steve Fields had a great ride at 5:07, it was our best finish for both of us. Every year it seems like a really fast bunch of riders and this year was even faster.