On Sunday, some of TAI PDX headed to Sisters for some MTB racing. Full race report from Jan, who raced the Bend Don’t Brake road race the day before:
Sarah and I went to play in the dirt for the first time this year. I played the injury card on this race. While my wrist has healed up pretty darn good, the remaining issue I have is some significant nerve pain in my palm. I was very concerned if I’d be able to ride a mtn bike for 28 miles, so I put myself into the cat 3 Women 40+. Now even on a good day, I’m not a mtn biker. All those rocks and sticks and things?…. I am a great big scaredy Jan when it comes to mtn biking, but I do like it even though it scares the crap out of me. However, the Sister’s course is very roadie friendly with a 5mile dirt road start. So, my plan was to go as hard as I could when I could go hard because I know as soon as we hit the technical stuff, I slow down like a slug. I then spend my time waiting for someone to catch me, pull off and let them pass and continue on. I call this race a success…… I finished, my hand did okay, I got 6th out of about 13 riders… Then I had a beer. -Jan Moss
Brant finished 1st in Men’s Cat 1!