On the Pegs - June 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 6 - June 2022 - Page 173

arrived to add reinforcements to the section workers to try and clear the bottleneck . Roughly an hour later I crested the top of the section at Hill 10 and I set off down the single track once again stopping to catch my breath at the extremely steep downhill drop off next to Hill 10 .
The trail sections put all of the classes back on the same path for the next few miles of Climbs and Descents as we crossed the property heading to the next split at the section known as Grahams Gorge . I have filmed the Race Recap for Adam for several years but this was my first time getting to ride the property on course and I was definitely looking forward to making it up and out of all the slimy shelves of rocks in Grahms Gorge . I took my time to regain my composure before each technical spot to make sure I could conserve my energy and that played out better than I expected . Only needing to give one " second attempt " at the large center rock section which was probably the slickest place on the entire track . After exiting the Gorge , the trail continued to climb up several very steep and moderately technical switchbacks as we summited the property for the second time in the first lap leading us onto the Downhill Mountian Bike section which was a fast-flowing relief allowing you to bring the heart rate down while covering some distance on the way back to the Starting check . I
stopped in the pit area next to the Endurocross to grab a quick bite of a Granola Bar , swapped my goggles and gloved , and went back out for Lap two refreshed .
I made it back to Hill 10 and 3 / 4 of the way up the section before the 4-hour time limit ended my day . Nick Fahringer won Overall , followed by Quinn Wentzel and Jeremiah Burkhart . I finished 5th in the Silver + 35 and definitely enjoyed getting to finally race this property . This is my 5th time racing a SEER event and each race I have attended has been exceptionally well executed .
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