The 12 Hours of Mesa Verde is an awesome event right outside of Cortez held on the Phil's World trail system. This year registration filled up in record time as it seems like all the popular events are doing these days. However, this event is not about the hype like some others, it is about having a good time and getting to ride one of the best 16 mile singletrack loops around!
Stew Gross and Jeff Irwin both went solo and rode right in the thick of the competition. Stew hung tough all day and hammered lap after lap to do 7 total and come in 6th place(out of 58 solo males)!
I teamed up with Jon Brown again to race duo with our eyes set on the top of the podium. Jon was sick coming into the race but rallied(as usual) to race fast all day. We ended up putting down 9 laps and taking the win!
Next up is the Mountain States Cup Salida Stage race this weekend.