The 2006 season was a pretty good one for me thus far. I raced in 15 races and had many top 10 and top 5 finishes. I upgraded to Cat 3 on the road and made some nice improvements in my second year as an expert on the mountain bike.
The highlight was my 3rd place finish at the 24 Hour of Snowshoe back in June (3rd of 12; Solo Division; 14 laps, 170 miles). The competition was good and I learned alot about myself and about my training. A second highlight was my 27th place showing at the Wildnerness 101 which was about 20 places higher than the year before and about 20 minutes faster (27th of 280; Solo Division, 101 miles; 9:17).
Lowlights were the 6 Hours of Power where I started slow and faded with cramps. I had fun and enjoyed the race, but the results were pretty dissappointing (16th of 71; Solo Division, 6 laps, 60 miles). Another lowlight was a field finish at Zoar Road Race.
Here are all my race results for 2006:
2006 Season Results
Event/Location Event Type/Result
12 Hours of Razorback/Reddick, FL 12 Hr. SoloRace/6th of 80, 12 laps/120 miles.
Ohio MTB Series Round #1/Wooster, OH Offroad XC/3rd of 8/18 miles/Vet Expert
Race at the Lakes #2/Munroe Falls, OH Road Crit/10th of 40/20 miles/Cat 4
Wilkesville Classic/Wilkesville, OH Road Race/7th of 35/55 miles/Cat 4
Race at the Lakes #3/Munroe Falls, OH Road Crit/6th of 35/22 miles/Cat 3
Chippewa Road Race/Brecksville, OH Road Race/6th of 25/28 miles/Masters 35-44 AG
24 Hours of Big Bear/Morgantown, WV 24 Hour Solo XC/3rd of 12; 14 laps, 170 miles
6 Hours of Power/Ellicotville, NY 6 Hour Solo XC/16th of 71; 6 laps, 60 miles
Wilderness 101/State College, PA 100 Mile Mtb Race/27th of 280; 101 miles
Zoar Road Race/Zoar, OH Road Race/23th of 32; Cat III; 50 Miles
Big Valley Race/Peninsula, OH Offroad XC/DNF; Expert 30-39; Injured Rider
Shenandoah 100/Harrisonburg, VA 100 Mile Mtb Race/48th of 400;
Presque Isle Time Trial/Erie, PA Time Trial/24th of 125; 14.8 Mile Time Trial
SFW Fall Challenge/Cuy. Falls, OH Road Race/Field; 30 riders; Cat 2/3;58 miles
Ohio MTB Series Round #9/Ravenna, OH Offroad XC/3rd of 6; Vet Expert; 22 miles
Hope to do some of the same races for 2007 and also do some new ones.