At any rate, the race went fairly well considering the competition. The elite Cat1/pro field was stacked with some pretty fast ladies and I was surprised to find myself pulling to the front up the first climb. I eventually faded back, but did my best to hold a consistent pace to the finish. At the end of the day I finished in 7th place, not a fantastic result, but not horrible either considering the competition. The humble MASS "podium" looks more like a bunch of kids at summer camp. Payout went as deep as 9th, so I had some cash to cover entry and a post race meal at a cozy diner near the PA/MD border.
Cat1/Pro Female Winner: Kristin Gavin (what a beast!)
Cat1/Pro Male Winner: Jeff Schalk (yay!)
Oh, and not to get sappy, but Jeff and I met for the first time at French Creek three years ago. Funny how things work out.