The second stop on the NUE series the Mohican 100 was the 3rd race of the season for me. The weather was perfect, sunny skies and temps in the mid 70’s, the start of the race was a mad dash up a steep road climb out of downtown Loudonville OH, when we made it into the first section of singletrack I was sitting in the top 10, for the next 25 miles we rolled through some very fun and flowy singletrack.
Near the end of this section the group of 6 that I was in made a wrong turn and we ended up loosing about 5 minutes after we got back on track I figured we were still in good shape and was happy to have some guys to ride with. When we came through the second aid I figured everyone would stop but I was the only one how did, then they couldn’t find my bag so I lost more valuable time I finally got my stuff and was off to chase the pack down. I had them in my sites but they slowly slipped away farther and farther, working as a group there was no way I was going to catch them.
The rest of the day I destroyed myself working alone, not until the last hour of the race did I have someone to work with by that time it was to late. I finished in 13th with a time of 7:28, the bar has been raised in the NUE series if you make any kind of mistake it’s hard to make the top 10, the competition is great, it’s good to see this kind of racing has become so popular.