....Story by Kirk Morrison:
Race Name: Leesburg Baker's Dozen MTB
Race Location: Private farm overlooking the Potomac River near Leesburg, VA
Race Category: 3 person Male - GEEZER
Finish Place: 13th Place
Race Conditions: Bright sun in the afternoon with high temperatures in the high 80's. Fast, tacky trail conditions from yesterday's rain. Rolling hills with plenty of semi-technical challenge in the form of rocks, roots, log piles and small ledges.
Comments: I was invited to join a 3 man team with local mountain bike veterans Brian Parker and Brad Kriley for this 13+ hour race (9am - 10pm+).
This event caps registration at 500 riders and appears to always sell out within 30 minutes of the registration opening.
We camped along the racecourse with about 25 other Pittsburgh area mountain bikers which provided good opportunities to cheer and support each other throughout the day. The Pittsburgh contingency had lots of podium action including 3 category wins.
After suffering some early setbacks and sitting in 22nd place at the mid-point of the race, our team finished strong with 13th place (out of 40 teams total).