I signed up for the Fall Classic XC Race this Sunday, Sept 13. This is one of the best XC courses around. There is a lot of climbing from the start, but also some good single track, and a long descent at the end. There is stated 26 miles for the course.
Last year I was mentally and physically done by this time, and didn’t feel my legs from the start. Once at the top my freewheel was locking up on my Mavic CrossMax SL wheel. I didn’t know the problem when it happend, but I was off the big a few times trying to figure it out. I ended up 12th out of 15. I’m hoping for a top 5 for this weekend, but with low registration for the MSC races, I might be the 5th person on the line at the start.