2016 Bent Wheel Bash Mountain Bike Race – Abilene, Texas Race #4

My Cat2 40-44 mountain bike race video from the 2016 Bent Wheel Bash Mountain Bike Race held at Buck Creek Trails in Abilene, Texas.

The 4th race of the Texas state 2016 series.

After a 2nd place finish at Comfort, I was feeling pretty good and hopeful of another good showing in Abilene.

Buck Creek Trails can be technical enough to give me a bit of an edge and I was hopeful of a strong showing on my part.

My strategy was to latch on to the leader’s wheel and ride with him for as long as I could. If I was still with him towards the end of the race, I would try to get around him and power to the finish.

Everything was going pretty much according to plan. I was feeling pretty good and keeping up with Marc without overdoing it. Things went perfect until eventually Marc seemed to step on the gas and he dropped me. I timed him upwards of 1 minute or so ahead (by timing on switchback portions of the trail) but I continued to push hard to try to make up the time.

In the end, I was unable to reel him back in and I finished in 2nd place, about 20-30s behind.

In the end, I felt like I had a good showing and am pumped to head into the next race, which I have dubbed the #pbshowdown

Race 1, Rocky Hill Ranch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ick2IbXP2hI
Race 2 Flat Creek Crossing Ranch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJvH4Uk4_Qg
Race 3 Flat Rock Ranch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrD3VMKYB0o

Dashware used for gauges/HUD: http://www.dashware.net

Strava – https://www.strava.com/activities/535152818

About TC

Long time mountain biker, recent mountain bike racer. Borderline unhealthy obsession with mountain biking, constantly drawn to hit the dirt and share my experiences.

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