|I hit the branch on the left and ended up just past the trees to the right.|
We set off at a decent pace for the start loop and see-sawed a bit until I settled into the 3rd spot on the first climb. I was enjoying watching the two characters in front of me... Ron Shevock leading but nearly sliding out in every corner due to a very worn out back tire and Tofor Lewis taking some skillful "fun" lines through the singletrack. I could tell that 16 year old Tofor had some spunk and would likely be the one to beat. Half way through the first lap I passed for the lead and Tofor pulled in behind.