Mt. Davis Challenge

August 4, 2013

 Rider Team Place Field
Backroom Coffee Roasters Cycling Team 
Cat 1-2-3 
  Dane Schubert: 15th, Cat 1-2-3
Dane Schubert
This was definitely a climbers course with 5000ft over 40 miles. It looked like a strong field as we lined up, and I am pretty sure I was the only guy in the race that needs bifocals... A Panther guy and a couple others attacked on the first category 2 climb, splitting the field into two groups. My heart rate was redlined on that climb and I got shelled off the back of the first group before we hit the summit. I spent the remainder of the race working with eight guys through several more category 2/3/4 climbs. It was a fun race and an eye-opener... the difference between the Cat 4 races earlier in the season and this one was significant. I found it hard to even get a drink during the race because someone was attacking at any given moment!