Finally a race with no rain, the course for the cowbell consisted of about 7 miles of single track 4 of it was a fun twisting and turning ride through rooty and short technical sections. The rest of the course was a burned in trail from a weed whacker that outlined the edge of a field, this section was much better than it sounds.
They decided to mass start the race it was a furious pace from the gun Brandon and Nat jumped out to the front with Cris, Ernesto, and myself following.
After the first couple laps me and Cris had put a gap on the other guys and were riding well together Cris held strong for about 5 hours at this point I could see Nat was about a minute behind and riding strong I knew I had to ramp up the pace a bit. Cris dropped of the pace at this point but Nat was right their every lap, we battled like this for a long time I was pushing hard and so was he something had to give finely I started to put some time into him first another minute then I couldn’t see him any more.
I continued to push it to the night lap then when I got my lights I got the news that I had lapped him so I pulled up with the win in the bag.