CCCX XC #2 Race Report – Feb, 6, 2016

Cat: Sport 45+
Field: 16
Place: 3
Laps: 4 (19 miles)
Time: 83.21 min.
Only saw the back of the first place rider (Amir) when he sped away off the front right at the start, and stayed there! Art’s Patrick Hampton passed me on lap 2 and got second. Just could not hang with his higher tempo. Lots of respect for him as I know he’s a very strong roadie. I settled in to my own little pain cave, imploring myself to sustain full-gas effort until the finish line. A few places to rest, but not much. Managed to finish about 3 minutes off the pace. I’m thankful for no mechanicals or crashes, and just a dab of poison oak on arm. Lots of nice people there to chat with afterwards..
Unusually warm for Monterey so I cruised down to Pebble Beach through 17 mile Drive on my for a sun drenched 2 hour road ride sight see afterwards
John Hawkins
XC 2-16 Podium

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